C-130 Hercules News
KYANG enters a new era with the arrival of the C-130J Super Hercules
Two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft buzzed over the Kentucky Air National Guard Base here Saturday before taxing to stop on the flight line under the spray of water cannons while a crowd of Airmen cheered their dramatic arrival.
C-130J Super Hercules being prepped for debut at Kentucky Air Guard
Two new C-130J Super Hercules aircraft are being readied here to join the Kentucky Air National Guard fleet as maintainers apply distinctive artwork to the planes’ exterior paint in preparation for their debut in Louisville this weekend.
ASAB steps up Tactical Airlift abilities with upgraded C-130 model
The 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron was redesignated as the 61st EAS this week, ushering in the C-130J Super Hercules to replace the legacy H models that have operated at Ali Al Salem Air Base.
C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Nov 29, 2021
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 164
write-off: 352
preserved: 84
stored: 539
instructional: 154
on order: 8
active: 1319
Changes '20/'21:
Fleet adds: 35
Fleet drop: 63
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Prototype for the L100 series had first flight April 20, 1964. The L100 is the civilian versions of the C-130. Another amazing fact was that the first flight was 25 hours long.
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