C-130 Units

Brazilian Air Force


1º/1°GTT "Gordo"
Status:
Active
(Details)
Version: Various models
Role: Transport and Aerial Refueling
Tailband: N/A
Based at Galeao AB, in Rio de Janeiro the squadron was the first in Brazil to receive the C-130 in mid 1964. In 2013 the three squadrons of Brazil pooled the aircraft and the squadrons remained in place for the crew.
 
1º/6º GAV "Carcará"
Status:
Dropped Aircraft Type
(Details)
Version: RC-130E
Role: Training
Tailband: N/A
First received the RC-130E in late 1964 replacing B-17s at Galeao Air Base, Rio de Janeiro. In 2013 the three squadrons of Brazil pooled the aircraft and the squadrons remained in place for the crew.
 
2º/1º GTT "Cascavel"
Status:
Disbanded
(Details)
Version: C-130H and KC-130
Role: Transport, Search & Rescue and Aerial Refueling
Tailband: N/A
Support squadron for the Brazilian Army and based at Afonsos AB, in Rio de Janeiro. Received the first C-130H in 1974 converting from the C-119G. With the addition of the C-130 allowed for the squadron to take on the search and rescue squadron. In 90s the KC-130 was introduced which allowed for aerial refueling missions. In 2013 the three squadrons of Brazil pooled the C-130t at Galeao Air Base, Rio de Janeiro and the squadrons remained in place for the crew.