C-130 Hercules News
USA turns over C-130H to Botswana Defence Force
U.S. Ambassador Howard A. Van Vranken, U.S. Ambassador to Botswana, and USMCs, Gen. Michael Langley, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, participated in the official transfer of a former U.S. military C-130 Hercules aircraft #OM4 to the Botswana Defence Force in a significant step towards enhancing Botswana's defence capabilities, June 27.
Bangladeshi C-130J fleet reaches full strength with Marshall's support
Marshall has delivered the last of five C-130J Super Hercules aircraft #99-5481 to the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF), marking a key moment in the nation's long-term investment in sovereign airlift capacity.
Herculean Accomplishment: 2,700th Aircraft Delivered!
The 2,700th C-130 Hercules has joined the global fleet, marking a significant achievement in tactical airlift. This landmark aircraft is a KC-130J Super Hercules #170282 and is now part of the U.S. Marine Corps Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 fleet at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.
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C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Jul 16, 2024
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 180
write-off: 351
preserved: 90
stored: 576
instructional: 157
on order: 1
active: 1313
Changes '23/'24:
Fleet adds: 11
Fleet drop: 40
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Today in C-130 history
16 Jul 1969
L-100 CF-PWO of Pacific Western Airlines crashed Cayaya, Peru, wing hit ground during go-around in fog.

Quote of the Day
Firewall: (1) The part of the airplane specially designed to allow all heat and exhaust to enter the cockpit. (2) The act of pulling 69 inches of manifold pressure, out of an engine designed to pull 60.
-- Bob Stevens, 'There I Was'
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First C-130 Prototype
USAF #53-396
First C-130 prototype. Constructed at Burbank California. First flight was on August 23rd, 1954.
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Then Lt. Greg F. Got his name after a couple of fender benders (little car accidents)
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