Miscellaneous C-130 Photos

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    Senior Airman Madrid, an MC-130P Combat Shadow, from the 67th Special Operations Squadron, conducts a pressure, regulator, inspection, connection, emergency check prior to engine startup at an a forward deployed Operation Iraqi Freedom location. [U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Jerry Morrison]
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    Warner Robins Air Logistics Center workers here consider the C-130 Hercules the SUV of airlift. The aircraft has been going strong for more than 50 years and with modernization efforts could last another 50 years. [Courtesy photo]
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    RAAF C-130J #A97-467 under construction with other C-130s in various stages of production by Lockheed. [Lockheed Martin Photo]
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    YC-130
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    YC-130 #53-3397
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    Winding roads and low-hanging limbs were a few of the obstacles crews overcame April 2, 2005 when they towed a C-130A #58-0727 to the 381st Training Squadron's medical readiness training site at Sheppard AFB, Texas. The aircraft became the newest piece of training equipment for medics scheduled to deploy an aeromedical evacuation assignment. [USAF photo by Sandy Wassenmiller]
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    Staff Sgt. Wayne Craft puts finishing touches on a C-130 Hercules aircraft model April 27, 2007 in the 145th Airlift Wing's aerospace ground equipment shop in Charlotte, North Carolina. The model will be used in parades and other events celebrating the Air Force's 60th anniversary. Craft is assigned to the North Carolina Air National Guard. [USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen]
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    This C130 was operated by NASA at the Wallops Island Facility, Goddard Space Flight Center in Virginia, NASA serial 161495, and is now part of the collection of the Kenosha Military Museum in Wisconsin. [NASA photo]
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    The 5th Air Force flagship transferred from F-16C block 50 #92-3895 from 13th FS (left) to the C-130 (right) during a ceremony at Yokota AB on February 25th, 2008. Lt. Gen. Edward Rice Jr. assumed command of the 5th AF from Lt. Gen. Bruce Wright in a separate ceremony that same day. [USAF photo by Col. Eric Schnaible]
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    Contractors load the remains of a C-130A (serial required) onto a truck for removal from the end of the flightline at Homestead ARB on April 1, 2009. What was left of the wings was sawed off, and the 56,000-pound hulk will be driven to recycling plant where the aluminium will be smelted down and reused. The C-130 remains have long been a fixture on base. It was damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and was subsequently used for training by the 70th Aerial Port Squadron for many years. The aircraft was one of Lockheed Martin's original C-130 "A" models produced in 1956. [USAF photo by 2nd Lt. Erik Hofmeyer]
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    Guardsmen help push C-130A 56-0550 fuselage out of a C-5 at Stratton ANGB, New York. The training fuselage was transported from the Rhode Island Air National Guard. Loadmasters, aeromeds and aerial port personnel will now be able to train at any time. [USAF photo by Master Sgt. Christine Wood]
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    An Airman cleans fire retardant from a C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped with a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) at McClellan Air Park in California June 28, 2008, after it returned from a firefighting mission. [DoD photo by Maj. Steven Burke]