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Airframe Details for C-130 #5259

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Aircraft: 5259 (90-0165)
LM Aero T/V 5259
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 90-165
Current USAF 90-165
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 90-165 AC-130U
Unknown [act] 90-165 USAF 4 SOS AC-130U " Death Before Dawn"
Aug 1999 [act] 90-165 USAF 4 SOS AC-130U " Death Before Dawn/Thumper"
16 Jun 2020 [sto] 90-165 USAF AMARC AC-130U " Death Before Dawn/Thumper"
Retired from active service with three other AC-130U's

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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