C-130 Hercules News
RNZAF C-130J's taking shape
A key C-130J project milestone was celebrated this week, as representatives from New Zealand, Defence personnel, and Lockheed Martin senior staff gathered for a bulkhead signing ceremony at the factory in Marietta Georgia, USA.
15th SOS crews deliver final MC-130H to the boneyard
There are certain details that members of the U.S. Air Force Combat Talon community will never forget.
RNZAF students begin first iteration of C-130J upgrade training
The 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 4, recently began teaching its first iteration of mechanical and technical courses for 16 members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
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C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jun 10, 2023
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 179
write-off: 351
preserved: 86
stored: 547
instructional: 155
on order: 4
active: 1324
Changes '22/'23:
Fleet adds: 13
Fleet drop: 28
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Today in C-130 history
10 Jun 1991
C-130A #9J-SLQ operating for the Angolan government crashed on take-off from Luanda, load shifted, burned.

Quote of the Day
Dear Lord, be good to me. The sky is so vast and my airplane is so small.
-- Unknown
C-130 Hall of Fame
Civilian #N1130E
Prototype for the L100 series had first flight April 20, 1964. The L100 is the civilian versions of the C-130. Another amazing fact was that the first flight was 25 hours long.
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