USAF C-130 Photos

2013 Spotlight Web C130B C 130B BoundaryLayerControl 001 1267828237 8045
USAF C-130B was modified off the assembly line in Marietta, Georgia, as a prototype for a Short Takeoff and Landing transport for the US Army. This aircraft (#58-0712) was fitted with a boundary layer air control system that consisted of a wider rudder, single-hinged flaps instead of the standard Fowler flaps, and two Allison YT56-A-6 jet engines under the outer wings. Bleed air from the jets was blown over the flaps and rudder to enhance lift and controllability. First flown on 8 February 1960, this testbed was flown for twenty-three hours before the Army lost interest in what was to be designated the C-130C. The aircraft later served as a NASA research aircraft. [Lockheed photo]

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    Modified for trails for boundary layer control for the US Army to be C-130C with Short takeoff and landing capability. First flight was on February 8, 2014. Was fitted with a boundary layer air control system that consisted of a wider rudder, single-hinged flaps instead of the standard Fowler flaps, and two Allison YT56-A-6 jet engines under the outer wings. Bleed air from the jets was blown over the flaps and rudder to enhance lift and controllability. Flown for twenty-three hours before the Army lost interest.

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