C-130 Hercules News
Jump time!
At 14,000 feet above the Laguna Army Airfield in Yuma, Arizona, military freefall parachutists jump out of the opened cargo compartment from the back of an Air Force Reserve Flying Jennies C-130J aircraft.
123rd Airlift Wing earns its 17th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
The Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Airlift Wing has earned its 17th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, maintaining a nearly unsurpassed record as one of the most decorated organizations in Air Force history.
Pallas Aviation announced as launch operator for LM-100J Commercial Freighter
Lockheed Martin today introduced Pallas Aviation as the first LM-100J commercial freighter operator. The LM-100J is a production variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules, which is the military airlifter of choice for 18 nations around the world.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Oct 24, 2018
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 154
write-off: 343
preserved: 71
stored: 491
instructional: 150
on order: 13
active: 1331
Changes '17/'18:
Fleet adds: 25
Fleet drop: 63
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Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
-- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
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Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
USNavy #149798
KC-130F
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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