C-130 Hercules News
Roll-out of the first French C-130J
The first of four C-130Js to equip the French Air Force rolled out October 20th. Painted in the colors of the Air Force, Lockheed Martin's transport aircraft is expected to be delivered by the end of this year.
Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Program achieves another milestone
Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter program recently marked yet another successful achievement with the first flight of the second production LM-100J aircraft on October 11.
Yokota says farewell to the C-130H
After 43 years Team Yokota observed a historical milestone as the base sent off the last two active-duty C-130H Hercules in the Air Force.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 21, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 339
preserved: 70
stored: 477
instructional: 153
on order: 17
active: 1337
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 48
Fleet drop: 72
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There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, BUT THERE ARE NO OLD, BOLD PILOTS.
-- Harry J. Task, Maj. USAF (ret.)
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First C-130 Prototype
USAF #53-396
YC-130A
First C-130 prototype. Constructed at Burbank California. First flight was on August 23rd, 1954.
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