C-130 Hercules News
Air National Guard supports airlift operations at Ali Al Salem
When C-130 aircraft from the Montana Air National Guard and Connecticut ANG touched down on the flight line to replace Guard units from Rhode Island and California, the aircrews and maintenance teams seamlessly transitioned to provide non-stop flight operations.
Semper Fi: Marietta Flight Ops Home to 5 Decades of Marines
“Once a Marine, always a Marine” took on new meaning for Marietta Flight Operations team members with the delivery of a KC-130J to the U.S. Marine Corps on April 3, 2019.
Collins Aerospace receives additional C-130 NP2000 propeller upgrade order from ANG, USN
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. has been awarded a contract by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to support NP2000 propeller upgrades for 24 Lockheed Martin C-130H aircraft for the U.S. Air National Guard.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jul 18, 2019
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 161
write-off: 346
preserved: 74
stored: 503
instructional: 150
on order: 9
active: 1323
Changes '18/'19:
Fleet adds: 7
Fleet drop: 47
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Today in C-130 history
18 Jul 2007
L-100-30 #N401LC of Lynden Cargo, Alaska, over-rotated on take-off from gravel airstrip 24 miles (38 km) west-northwest of McGrath, Alaska, suffering tail strike and substantial damage, including puncture of main cabin pressure vessel. Four crew uninjured.
Quote of the Day
In contests of [tactics] it is bad to be led about by the enemy. You must always be able to lead the enemy about.
-- Miyamoto Musashi
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First C-130E
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C-130E
First C-130E built. Also has been stated as the last C130E to be retired by the USAF and landed at Edwards AFB, California on May 2, 2012. The retirement of the last C-130E is not complety true since the USAF is still flying some, but it was the last for the AMC. The aircraft was eventually put on display at the AFFTC museum.
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