C-130 Aircraft Database

C-130 Aircraft Names in the United States Navy

Found 15 aircraft, displaying 1-15 [Sorted by USAF FY/n]
Local S/N AF/Unit Aircraft Name Marked Date Details
159130 USAF AMARC 73-0840 "Willy / Spirit of Willy Field" 08 Mar 1999 Details
149791 USNavy Blue Angels "Christine" Unknown Details
Fat Albert from mid-1988 to 1991 along with KC-130F 148893.
156172 USNavy VQ-4 "True TACAMO Warriors" Unknown Details
Featured cartoon character Snoopy carrying golf bag. Also the crew entrance door had a black half moon applied giving it an "Out house" appearance.
156173 USNavy VQ-4 "Gone With the Wind." Unknown Details
Art work along with the text featured all five main cartoon characters from the TV show The Simpsons.
149801 USNavy VR-22 "Medrider Express" Dec 1989 Details
148895 USNavy VR-22 "Hose Monster" Unknown Details
149798 USNavy VR-3 "Look Ma, No Hook" 30 Oct 1963 Details
Largest aircraft to land on a carrier

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.
165313 USNavy VR-62 "City of Lisbon Falls" May 1995 Details
165314 USNavy VR-62 "City of Abington" May 1995 Details
165314 USNavy VR-62 "City of Cape Elizabeth" Jan 2002 Details
165313 USNavy VR-62 "FLAGSHIP" Oct 2014 Details
165314 USNavy VR-62 "SHENANIGANS" Mar 2014 Details
149805 USNavy VRC-50 "China Doll" May 1978 Details
148318 USNavy VX-6 59-5922 "City of Christchurch" Unknown Details
159130 USNavy VXE-6 73-0840 "CHILLY / Spirit Willy Field" Unknown Details

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available

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