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This "Plain Jane" RC-130B, 59-1532, shown landing at Yokota AB, Japan, in December 1968 is a rare bird. In addition to three HF (long wire) antennas, the airplane has a shorter antenna from the lower tail to a post on the fuselage top near the tail, a swept VHF (?) blade antenna on top of the fuselage, and a short antenna just visible under the horizontal stabilizer. The underwing tanks also are unusual for a B-model to be placed outboard on the wings. The Hercules was one of a fleet of thirteen RC-130Bs modified for electronic reconnaissance. Does anyone have more information on this aircraft and the unit that flew it?