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Airframe Details for C-130 #4310

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Aircraft: 4310
LM Aero T/V 4310
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered FAA TC-63
Current FAA TC-63
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Dec 1968 [act] TC-63 C-130E
Unknown [act] TC-63 FAA Esc 1 C-130E
Unknown [con] TC-63 C-130E
Upgraded to C-130H standards
Unknown [act] TC-63 FAA Esc 1 C-130E
01 Jun 1982 [msh] TC-63 FAA Esc 1 C-130E
Shot down 93 kilometers north of Pebble Island with an AIM-9L Sidewinder and 30mm gun fire from Royal Navy Sea Harrier XZ451. Pilot of the Sea Harrier was Lt. N Ward based on HMS Invincible during the Falklands war. Ultimately it was the 30mm guns that did the damage when it severed one of the wing of the C-130 killing all seven on board. Earlier in the war, on May 29, 1982 a Hercules had dropped a bomb on the British tanker "British Wye." That bomb didn't detonate, but fear of the bombs dropped from an Argentina Hercules was enough to cause this aircraft to become a target.
01 Jun 1982 [w/o] TC-63 FAA Esc 1 C-130E

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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