C-130 Hercules News
133rd AW welcomes the first eight-bladed propeller C-130
The 133rd Airlift Wing received their first C-130 Hercules with an updated eight-bladed propeller on May 11, 2022.
Marshall Aerospace further expands its global C-130 customer base with Indian Air Force
Marshall Aerospace has underlined its credentials as the world's leading Lockheed Martin-approved C-130 Heavy Maintenance Centre for C-130J aircraft by securing a contract with Lockheed Martin to carry out the 12-year maintenance inspections on the Indian Air Force's fleet of C-130J Super Hercules.
179th Airlift Wing conducts "Flying Legacy" tribute ceremony
The 164th Airlift Squadron conducted a ceremonial final formation flight of two C-130H Hercules as part of their "Flying Legacy" tribute ceremony, on April 23, 2022, held at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base, in Ohio.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jun 27, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 84
stored: 534
instructional: 154
on order: 6
active: 1324
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 29
Fleet drop: 57
Today in C-130 history
27 Jun 2008
C-130H #86-0412 of the USAF (a forward deployed aircraft assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command's 95th Airlift Squadron, 440th Airlift Wing at Pope AFB, North Carolina) performed an emergency crash landing at a barren field northeast of Baghdad, Iraq following the loss of all four engines. There were no fatalities. After all usable parts were stripped from the aircraft, it was dismantled by a series of controlled explosions by the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. The wreckage was then transported to a secure US installation.
27 Jun 1985
Hercules C.1P #XV206 of the RAF (1312 Flight), collided at about 200
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Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man; landing is the first!
-- Unknown
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Max lift record
USAF #65-979
Operated at Edwards AFB, California for DC-130 tests. During it's time there it had a lift record with a metalic finish. Max external stores 40,000 lb
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