C-130 Hercules News
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). In addition, the company has completed 9 of 12 contracted C-130H propeller upgrades for the ANG.
RAAF Hercules squadron celebrates its 75th anniversary
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has celebrated the 75th anniversary of No. 37 Squadron with a spectacular formation flypast of Sydney on July 13.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jul 18, 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
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 Fighters... one must always quest to be a well-oiled machine,
For Belching, whoring, and punching off heads...
Because inevitably the goal is to flame the enemy...
And Screw His Old lady!"
-- Author Unknown
C-130 Hall of Fame
AC-130 Prototype
USAF #54-626
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.
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Callsign of the day

Callsign "Rommel"

Tried to kill a tank with an AMRAAM during training. (After German Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, famous WWII tank commander)
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