C-130 Hercules News
Building camaraderie at every altitude
Dozens of figures dot the sky, swifty descending into the golden Romanian fields as the aircraft that deployed them circles above, preparing for another airdrop in support of Carpathian Summer 19.
C-130H2 upgraded models arrive at 179th AW
The 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, is welcoming three C-130H2 models to their current C-130H fleet, the first two arrived on July 19 and the third on August 8, 2019.
Cracks found in C-130 wing parts prompt partial grounding of fleet
Nearly a quarter of the Air Force’s fleet of the C-130 Hercules is being grounded after “atypical” cracks were found on wing joints during maintenance, Air Mobility Command said.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 21, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 161
write-off: 346
preserved: 74
stored: 503
instructional: 150
on order: 8
active: 1324
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 47
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Quote of the Day
I wanted to go back for another 50 missions, but they ruled it out because I had a case of malaria that kept recurring. So I had to stay in the States and teach combat flying. I was shot down by a mosquito!
-- Frank Hurlbut, P-38 pilot
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Early air refuelling testing
USMC #55-046
On loan from the USAF to the USMC for testing air refuelling with the C-130 in 1957 and 1958.
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