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Airframe Details for C-130 #4131




C-130 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: : 4131 (65-0979)
LM Aero T/V 4131
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 65-979
HC-130H
Current NASA N439NA
NC-130H
Status [act]
Aircraft was fitted with Fulton recovery gear and tanker equipment.


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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Mar 1966 [act] 65-979 HC-130H
Unknown [act] 65-979 USAF 54 ARRS HC-130H
Unknown [con] 65-979 DC-130H
Converted to a DC-130H
Unknown [act] 65-979 USAF 6514 TS DC-130H
Max lift record
Operated at Edwards AFB, California for DC-130 tests. During it's time there it had a lift record with a metalic finish. Max external stores 40,000 lb
Dec 1977 [con] 65-979 NC-130H
Modified to a NC-130H
Nov 1993 [act] 65-979 USAF 514 TS NC-130H
Unknown [act] 65-979 USAF 418 FLTS NC-130H
Unknown [act] 65-979 USAF 40 FLTS NC-130H
Aug 2001 [act] 650979 USNavy VX-30 NC-130H
14 Jul 2002 [act] 65-979 USAF 40 FLTS 'ET' NC-130H
18 Jan 2006 [act] 65-979 'ET' NC-130H
Used by Boeing for testing the Advanced Tactical Laser.
04 Jun 2010 [sto] 50979 USAF AMARC 'ET' NC-130H
Mar 2014 [act] N439NA NC-130H
Goddard Space Flight Center (Wallops Flight Facility)


Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available



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