C-130 Hercules News
The Philippines announces the acquisition of Three C-130J-30s
The Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense announced the acquisition of three new C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters from Lockheed Martin through a Direct Commercial Sale. In choosing the C-130J, the Philippines joins 21 other nations that rely on the Super Hercules to support tactical airlift mission requirements.
C-130H avionics goes digital with major modernization upgrade
The Air Force Reserve Command's C-130H fleet began the transition from analog to digital recently with testing beginning on a major upgrade of the aircraft's avionics system.
4 National Air Guard locations chosen for the next C-130H to C-130J upgrades
The Department of the Air Force selected 103rd Airlift Wing (Hartford, Connecticut), 120th Airlift Wing (Great Falls, Montana), 133rd Airlift Wing (Minneapolis), and 182nd Airlift Wing (Peoria, Illinois), as the preferred locations to receive C-130J Super Hercules to replace their aging C-130Hs, pending the outcome of environmental assessments.
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C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Dec 10, 2023
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 179
write-off: 351
preserved: 86
stored: 550
instructional: 155
on order: 3
active: 1323
Changes '22/'23:
Fleet adds: 13
Fleet drop: 31
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Today in C-130 history
10 Dec 1978
C-130E #68-10951, c/n 4331, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, crashed on approach to Fort Campbell Army Air Field, Kentucky
10 Dec 1999
C-130E #63-7854, c/n 3924, of the 61st Airlift Squadron, forward deployed to Kuwait from Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, touched down 880 meters short of runway at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait causing major airframe distorion of the fuselage and severely damaging main landing gear; three USAF fatalities in cargo bay. Belly-landed at Kuwait International Airport. Partially dismantled in Kuwait, then transported to AMARC, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, CF0194, December 2000, to be scrapped, May 2004, same, February 2006.

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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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