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Airframe Details for C-130 #3609

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Aircraft: 3609 (61-2358)
LM Aero T/V 3609
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 61-358
Current USAF 61-358
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Jun 1961 [act] 61-358 C-130E
First flight was August 15, 1961 which was after the USAF accepted the aircraft in June of 1961. Was used for tests at Lockheed Georgia till 1962.
Unknown [con] 61-358 JC-130E
Converted to JC-130E.
Unknown [act] 61-358 USAF AFFTC JC-130E
Unknown [con] 61-358 C-130E
Converted back to C-130E.
Unknown [act] 61-358 USAF 183 TAS C-130E
Dec 1981 [act] 61-358 USAF 115 TAS 'CI' C-130E
16 Mar 1992 [act] 61-358 USAF 115 AS 'CI' C-130E
Dec 1994 [act] 61-358 USAF 171 AS C-130E

Sep 2004 [act] 61-358 USAF 154 TS C-130E
Sep 2008 [act] 61-358 USAF 62 AS C-130E
Unknown [act] 61-358 USAF 61 AS C-130E
Special characteristics:
  • Unit Markings: 19 AW
Removed from active duty March 2, 2012 but was still flyable till May 2, 2012.
02 May 2012 [pre] 61-358 C-130E

First C-130E
First C-130E built. Also has been stated as the last C130E to be retired by the USAF and landed at Edwards AFB, California on May 2, 2012. The retirement of the last C-130E is not complety true since the USAF is still flying some, but it was the last for the AMC. The aircraft was eventually put on display at the AFFTC museum.

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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