12 Nov 1971
C-130E #69-6578, c/n 4353, of the 61st Tactical Airlift Squadron, crashed due to fin stall on take-off from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.
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On individual combat tactics, aggressiveness is the keynote of success. ... The enemy on the defensive gives you the advantage, as he is trying to evade you, and not to shoot you down.
-- Major Thomas B. Tommy McGuire, USAAF
C-130 Hall of Fame
Prototype for the AC-130A but the 'AC' part was never designated. Modifications were done at Wright-Patterson AFB by Aeronautical Systems Division during March and April of 1967. Testing was then done in mid 1967 at Eglin AFB, Florida. Starting September 21, 1967 the aircraft did a 3 month combat deployment to test the aircrafts capability in a real combat environment and operated out of Nha Trang AB, South Vietnam. Often carried tail number 0-41626.