C-130 Hercules News
Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Commercial Freighter makes successful first flight
The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight on May 25th.
US, Israeli airmen fortify airlift capabilities
Two C-130J Super Hercules along with about 80 Airmen attached to the 86th Airlift Wing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon from May 7-18, 2017.
403rd Maintenance Group earns Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Reserve Command recently announced that the 403rd Maintenance Group was one of 18 units that earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for 2015.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - May 28, 2017
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 152
write-off: 337
preserved: 70
stored: 465
instructional: 151
on order: 9
active: 1343
Changes '16/'17:
Fleet adds: 30
Fleet drop: 54
Today in C-130 history
28 May 1980
C-130H T.10-1 of the Spanish Air Force (Escuadrón 311) crashed into mountain in central Gran Canaria.
Quote of the Day
If it flies, floats, or fornicates, it's cheaper to rent.
-- Unknown
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 "Rico"

Intense, and constantly armed to the teeth... like the psychotic penguin from the Madagascar movie, only hotter and female
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