C-130 Hercules News
Héroux-Devtek announces multi-year contract to manufacture the landing gear for the C-130J
Héroux-Devtek Inc., a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company to manufacture the landing gear for the C-130J Super Hercules.
Lockheed Martin introduces LM-100J 'FireHerc' at Farnborough International Airshow
Lockheed Martin today at Farnborough International Airshow (FIAS) introduced the LM-100J "FireHerc," a civil-certified firefighting airtanker variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules that is the airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world.
UTC Aerospace Systems helps USN & ANG improve performance with C-130 NP2000 propeller upgrades
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., today announced that it has been awarded a contract to support NP2000 propeller upgrades for 24 Lockheed Martin C/KC-130T aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Aug 14, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 154
write-off: 343
preserved: 71
stored: 490
instructional: 150
on order: 13
active: 1333
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 25
Fleet drop: 63
Today in C-130 history
14 Aug 1986
C-130D #556 of the Honduran Air Force crashed during attempted landing near Wampusirpi, Honduras, killing all 52 people on board. It was suspected that bad weather may have played a part in the crash.
Quote of the Day
There's no kill like a guns kill.
-- Lt. Commander Joe Hoser Satrapa, USN
Gunnery Instructor
C-130 Hall of Fame
Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
USNavy #149798
Used for carrier suitability trials on the USS Forrestal making 29 touch and goes, and 21 landings and unassisted takeoffs just off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft was being studied for use as a Carrier Onboard Delivery transport. The refueling pods were removed from the aircraft for the tests. This C-130 made history as the largest aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier but never became operational.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Tarzan"

This new kid's a sport climber, first name starts with T, he likes camping outdoors more than hanging out at the bar. Go figure.
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