Identifying this C-130

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Unread post16 May 2017, 16:17

Hello there folks, I hope you are all well. While in Afghanistan, I saw a all white C-130 with tail number 27269. Every search I do I always come empty handed. Anybody out there might know about this bird?

Thanks in advance!
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Unread post17 May 2017, 04:06

The plane is an L-100 or a C-130H-30, later than LAC 4579
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Unread post17 May 2017, 10:12

Looks like a Tepper Aviation bird. They had 4 of these a few years ago. It may be a leased aircraft as all the airframes they own have are N regenerated airframes.

http://www.airliners.net/search?airline ... lay=detail

Known aircraft operated by Tepper:
N2731G (previously N2189M)
N2679C (previously N8183J)
N3796B (previously N4557C)
N3867X
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Unread post18 May 2017, 16:25

Tepper , now Gulf Air , planes all have a blue accent stripe running front to rear. The "tail no ." may be bogus & usually all white denotes a desire to be not recognisable.I have flown all the Tepper planes at onetime or another.
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Unread post21 May 2017, 10:04

wbh wrote:Tepper , now Gulf Air , planes all have a blue accent stripe running front to rear. The "tail no ." may be bogus & usually all white denotes a desire to be not recognisable.I have flown all the Tepper planes at onetime or another.


When did that happen? It is not like we have pictured of Topper birds from 2013 to 2016 that do not have the blue stripe on them? The used to from 2004 to 2011, they even had an airframe with the bottom all blue back in the 2000's.

If you visit http://www.gulfairgroup.com/ they show the aircraft as all white?
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Unread post22 May 2017, 01:18

Teppers have been all white , all pale blue or all light gray at one time or another. the last time I saw them in 2014 they all had an accent stripe. They paint them per the mission & and can now get painted at L-3 Crestview. LAC 4582 was originally Gabon TRKKA , I instructed in it then and since flown annual check rides in it as N2731G

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