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Airframe Details for C-130 #5121

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Aircraft: : 5121 (87-0157)
LM Aero T/V 5121
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USCG 1721
Current Civilian 118
Status [act]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
16 Jun 1988 [act] 1721 HC-130H
Unknown [act] 1721 HC-130H
Unknown unit
Unknown [con] 1721 EC-130V
Airborne Early Warning prototype
Modified to EC-130V with E-2C radome. Made first flight on July 31, 1991.
Oct 1993 [act] 87-157 USCG 7 CGD - Clearwater EC-130V
EC-130V test program ended in April 1993.
Oct 1993 [act] 87-157 USAF 6514 TS NC-130H
Redesignated NC-130H in 1993 and operated at Edwards AFB. The USAF serial was applied at this time. he program was dropped at the Coast Guard level because of costs.
Oct 1998 [act] 870157 NC-130H
At NFATS at NAS Patuxent River
Oct 2002 [act] 870157 USNavy VX-20 NC-130H
At NFATS at NAS Patuxent River with nose number 157
Unknown [con] 870157 HC-130H
Demodified back to HC-130H
Unknown [i/a] 870157 USCG ALC HC-130H
At this point only had only 5194 flight hours.
17 Jun 2015 [i/a] 118 HC-130H
Arrived at McClellan Airport on June 17, 2015 as the first aircraft to arrive for the US Forest Service. Modifications will be made to convert into an air tanker.
Aug 2015 [act] 118 HC-130H
Active, but may not be transferred to the US Fire Service till 2019.
Oct 2016 [act] 118 HC-130H
Currently being used for training by U.S. Forest Service over select remote areas on the American River and Yuba River Ranger Districts.

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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