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Egyptian AF C-130 rudder replacement

Unread postPosted: 25 Feb 2015, 16:26
by Hercmaster
While I was double checking for 1288/SU-BAU, I noticed there was something off with the paint scheme on the tail of this C-130H 1288:


Egyptian Air Force C-130H #1288 is seen landing Václav Havel Airport Prague on September 20, 2010. [Photo by Ivo Carvan]

Did he get a rudder off an another Egyptian C-130?

Here's an older picture of the same Herc: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Egypt--- ... c6536718cc

Re: Egyptian AF C-130 rudder replacement

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2015, 17:26
by Jon
hercmaster wrote:While I was double checking for 1288/SU-BAU, I noticed there was something off with the paint scheme on the tail of this C-130H 1288

Did he get a rudder off an another Egyptian C-130?


Nice work finding that photo. Yeah, would be from another aircraft. Over on F-16.net we see that a lot with canopies.

Re: Egyptian AF C-130 rudder replacement

Unread postPosted: 26 Feb 2015, 21:26
by Hercmaster
Jon wrote:Yeah, would be from another aircraft. Over on F-16.net we see that a lot with canopies.


Leaves the question open as to which aircraft has been cannibalized. We could start comparing paint schemes again. :-)

Re: Egyptian AF C-130 rudder replacement

Unread postPosted: 12 Jun 2015, 19:02
by wbh
Probably from another plane or a seperate flight control rework Depot. During PDM the flight controls are painted seperately , this is due to the re-balance requirement . When the planes are painted the flight controls are installed and the color break lines are derived from the controls to prevent such mismatch . The color break lines are defined on LAC drawings for that specific series airplanes. the color break lines are not hard & fast ,just guides ( per the T.O. ) That is why the controls are used as a point of reference.
WBH