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Airframe Details for C-130 #3507

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Aircraft: 3507 (58-0712)
LM Aero T/V 3507
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 58-712
Current NASA N707NA
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 58-712 C-130B
08 Feb 1960 [act] 80712 C-130B
Test aircraft for US Army C-130C.
Modified for trails for boundary layer control for the US Army to be C-130C with Short takeoff and landing capability. First flight was on February 8, 2014. Was fitted with a boundary layer air control system that consisted of a wider rudder, single-hinged flaps instead of the standard Fowler flaps, and two Allison YT56-A-6 jet engines under the outer wings. Bleed air from the jets was blown over the flaps and rudder to enhance lift and controllability. Flown for twenty-three hours before the Army lost interest.
01 Jan 1968 [sto] 58-712 USAF MASDC C-130B
CF001, first C-130 to MASDC and with less than 500 flight hours.
Apr 1968 [con] 58-712 NC-130B
18 Jul 1968 [act] N929NA '929' NC-130B
NASA, Ellington, Texas. Need to confirm registration during this time period. Equipped with four microwave radiometers, remote sensors, and other data acquiring devices for NASA Earth Survey 2.
Unknown [act] N707NA '707' NC-130B
From 1989 to 1991 the aircraft went through two stages of engine upgrades from T56-A-7B to T56-A-15LFE starting with the inboard engines first.
Unknown [i/a] N707NA '707' NC-130B
Aircraft was grounded in 1995 due to budget cuts with only 9,759 flight hours.
Oct 2002 [sto] N707NA '707' NC-130B
Stored at the scrapyard of Drexel Metals, Arizona. Aircraft put up for sale.

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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