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Airframe Details for C-130 #3001

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Aircraft: 3001 (53-3129)
LM Aero T/V 3001
Plant Lockheed Burbank Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 53-129
Current USAF 53-129
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
19 Feb 1957 [act] 53-129 C-130A
First production C-130 rolled out on March 10, 1955 at Marietta, Georgia. First flight was on April 7, 1955. On third flight, May 14, 1955 due to a fuel leak, the right wing caught fire and was burnt off. The aircraft was eventually fixed and probably the reason for the late delivery on October 28, 1958.
Sep 1959 [con] 53-129 JC-130A
Modified to JC-130A by Temco Division at Majore Field, Texas.
Oct 1959 [act] 53-129 JC-130A
Cambridge Air Research Center
Aug 1962 [act] 53-129 USAF 6550 SW JC-130A
Unknown [act] 53-129 USAF 6515 TS JC-130A
Eastern Test Range, Systems Command in association with NASA.
Nov 1967 [con] 53-129 AC-130A
Converted to an AC-130A in 1967.
Unknown [act] 53-129 USAF 4413 CCTS 'IH' AC-130A
Unknown [act] 53-129 USAF 16 SOS 'EA' AC-130A
Nov 1970 [act] 53-129 USAF 16 SOS 'FI' AC-130A " First Lady"
Mar 1971 [msh] 53-129 USAF 16 SOS 'FI' AC-130A " First Lady"
Hit by 37mm shell but repaired.
Unknown [act] 53-129 USAF 16 SOS 'FI' AC-130A " First Lady"
Feb 1972 [act] 53-129 USAF 415 SOTS 'AH' AC-130A " First Lady"
Nov 1976 [act] 53-129 USAF 711 SOS AC-130A " First Lady"

Jul 1994 [act] 53-129 AC-130A " First Lady"
10 Sep 1995 [pre] 53-129 AC-130A " First Lady"
Put on display at USAF Armaments Museum, Eglin AFB with Vietnam-era camo.

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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Errors and Omissions

Aug 23, 2023 - 05:03 PM
UBON Tail Code

The tail code for the 16 SOS at Ubon was "FT" not "FI"

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