C-130 Hercules News
133rd AW celebrates Golden Jubilee of the C-130
Sunday marks the 50-year anniversary of the C-130A Hercules flying mission at the Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minn. The Wing’s first mission flight was “wheels up” on Feb. 21, 1971.
Hard landing caused $21 million in damage to Ramstein cargo plane, Air Force finds
Pilot error caused $21 million in damage to an Air Force cargo plane that landed hard during a training flight at Ramstein Air Base in April, the service said following the release of an accident investigation board’s findings.
Lockheed Martin to build a new training center for Binational French, German C-130J Squadron
French and German C-130J Super Hercules aircrews and maintainers will train in a facility located in France, built and equipped by Lockheed Martin for the countries’ binational C-130J Super Hercules Squadron.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Feb 27, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 162
write-off: 350
preserved: 79
stored: 521
instructional: 154
on order: 6
active: 1316
Changes '19/'20:
Fleet adds: 6
Fleet drop: 31
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Today in C-130 history
27 Feb 1991
L-100-30 #322 of the Kuwait Air Force hit by bomb and center fuselage badly damaged. Transported by road to Kuwait and scrapped in March 1995, scrapped.
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Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder.
-- From Murphy's Laws of Combat Operations
C-130 Hall of Fame
Early air refuelling testing
USMC #55-046
C-130A
On loan from the USAF to the USMC for testing air refuelling with the C-130 in 1957 and 1958.
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