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 12, 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
12 Jul 1978
C-130H #748 of the Ecuadorian Air Force and operated by 11 squadron crashed into the eastern slopes of Pichincha Mountains, Ecuador. Seven fatalities; the plane was transporting general cargo and appliances for the Welfare office of the Ecuadorean Air force.

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First public display of a C-130 in Europe at Le Bourget, Paris for the first public appearance of the Hercules in Europe on May 28, 1957.
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I used to wear the most god awful cheap cologne and way too much of it. The guys told me they could smell me before they could see me...hence the name- "Beyond Visual Range" or B.V.R.
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