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 1, 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
1 Jun 1982
C-130H #TC-63 of Argentine Air Force (1 Escuadrón, 1 Brigade Aérea), was shot down by Royal Navy Sea Harrier XZ451, of the HMS Invincible air group, coded '006', piloted by Lieutenant Commander Nigel Ward, with AIM-9L Sidewinder missile and guns during the Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur).

Quote of the Day
Muhammad Ali: Superman don’t need no seat belt.
Flight Attendant: Superman don’t need no airplane, either.
-- quoted by Clifton Fadiman, 'The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes,' 1985
C-130 Hall of Fame
Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
USNavy #149798
Used for carrier suitability trials on the USS Forrestal making 29 touch and goes, and 21 landings and unassisted takeoffs just off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft was being studied for use as a Carrier Onboard Delivery transport. The refueling pods were removed from the aircraft for the tests. This C-130 made history as the largest aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier but never became operational.
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Callsign "NUBS"

Wasn't strong enough to get the overhead hatch open .. Hence No Upper Body Strength
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