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Airframe Details for C-130 #3821

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C-130 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: 3821 (62-1857)
LM Aero T/V 3821
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 62-857
Current USAF 62-857
Status [pre]
Flew 38,306 hours of which just shy of 10,000 flight hours in Vietnam. Had call sign 'Republic 5' during Operation Eagle Claw, the rescue mission to free American hostages in Iran.

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 62-857 C-130E
Unknown [msh] 62-857 C-130E
Wheels-up landing, Eglin AFB but was repaired and converted into an EC-130E.
Unknown [con] 62-857 EC-130E
Unknown [act] 62-857 USAF 7 ACCS EC-130E
Unknown [con] 62-857 EC-130H
Converted to an EC-130H
Unknown [act] 62-857 USAF 7 ACCS EC-130H
On April 25, 1980 the aircraft participated in the rescue attempt of US hostages in Iran.
Unknown [con] 62-857 C-130E
Converted back to C-130E
Unknown [act] 62-857 USAF 42 ACCS 'DM' C-130E
Apr 2005 [act] 62-857 USAF 16 SOW 'DM' C-130E
Sep 2008 [act] 62-857 USAF 1 SOW 'DM' C-130E
01 Aug 2013 [i/a] 62-857 C-130E
Flew last flight to Charlotte-Douglas airport and prepared for display.
19 Oct 2013 [pre] 62-857 C-130E
Formally on display at Charlotte-Douglas airport.

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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