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Airframe Details for C-130 #3680

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C-130 Aircraft Profile

Aircraft: 3680
LM Aero T/V 3680
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USMC 149798
Current USMC 149798
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 149798 GV-1
18 Sep 1962 [act] 149798 KC-130F
30 Oct 1963 [act] 149798 USNavy VR-3 KC-130F " Look Ma, No Hook"

Largest aircraft to land on a carrier
Used for carrier suitability trials on the USS Forrestal making 29 touch and goes, and 21 landings and unassisted takeoffs just off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida. The aircraft was being studied for use as a Carrier Onboard Delivery transport. The refueling pods were removed from the aircraft for the tests. This C-130 made history as the largest aircraft to land and take-off from an aircraft carrier but never became operational.
Unknown [act] 149798 USMC VMGR-252 'BH' KC-130F
Unknown [act] 149798 USMC VMGR-352 'QB' KC-130F
01 Mar 2005 [pre] 149798 'QB' KC-130F
National Museum of Naval Aviation

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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