C-130 Hercules News
The Philippines announces the acquisition of Three C-130J-30s
The Republic of the Philippines Department of National Defense announced the acquisition of three new C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters from Lockheed Martin through a Direct Commercial Sale. In choosing the C-130J, the Philippines joins 21 other nations that rely on the Super Hercules to support tactical airlift mission requirements.
C-130H avionics goes digital with major modernization upgrade
The Air Force Reserve Command's C-130H fleet began the transition from analog to digital recently with testing beginning on a major upgrade of the aircraft's avionics system.
4 National Air Guard locations chosen for the next C-130H to C-130J upgrades
The Department of the Air Force selected 103rd Airlift Wing (Hartford, Connecticut), 120th Airlift Wing (Great Falls, Montana), 133rd Airlift Wing (Minneapolis), and 182nd Airlift Wing (Peoria, Illinois), as the preferred locations to receive C-130J Super Hercules to replace their aging C-130Hs, pending the outcome of environmental assessments.
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C-130 Fleet Status
C-130 fleet - Dec 11, 2023
Fleet overview:
scrapped: 179
write-off: 351
preserved: 86
stored: 550
instructional: 155
on order: 3
active: 1323
Changes '22/'23:
Fleet adds: 13
Fleet drop: 31
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Today in C-130 history

Quote of the Day
A MiG at your six is better than no MiG at all.
-- Anonymous US fighter pilot.
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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