C-130 Hercules News
AFSOC conducts live-fire exercise with Rapid Dragon
Two Air Force Special Operations Command wings partnered in a total force initiative to conduct the first live-fire demonstration of Rapid Dragon, a long-range palletized munitions system, in the U.S. European Command theater over And√łya Space Defense Range, Norway, November 9, 2022.
AFSOC receives final AC-130J
Air Force Special Operations Command received its 31st and final AC-130J Ghostrider, completing the command's transition from the legacy AC-130W, AC-130U, and AC-130H fleets.
RAAF to add more C-130Js under Project AIR 7404
The Australian Defence Department is replacing and expanding its current medium air mobility fleet of 12 C-130J Hercules aircraft via Project AIR 7404 Phase 1.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Dec 5, 2022
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 178
write-off: 351
preserved: 85
stored: 539
instructional: 155
on order: 4
active: 1330
Changes '21/'22:
Fleet adds: 35
Fleet drop: 65
Today in C-130 history
5 Dec 1972
C-130E(I) Combat Talon #64-0558, c/n 4059, of the 318th Special Operations Squadron, collided at night with Convair F-102A 56-1517, out of McEntire Air National Guard Base, northeast of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, South Carolina. Twelve on Hercules, and one in the Delta Dagger KWF.
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Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death I Shall Fear No Evil For I Am 80,000 Feet and Climbing.
-- Sign over the entrance to the SR-71 operating location on Kadena
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First C-130J
First USAF C-130J built. Rolled out on October 20, 1995 and had first flight on June 6, 1996. Was contracted under serial 94-3026 as a C-130H but was renumbered 94-8151 before delivered.
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