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Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 21 Mar 2021, 08:14
by edpop
"But it will also see cuts. As many as 10,000 troops are expected to be lost and senior members of the armed forces face future pay cuts. The last remaining C-130J Hercules aircraft are also expected to be axed in plans to be unveiled by the MoD on Monday.

The aircraft (affectionately known as the ‘Fat Albert’) has been a highly versatile workhorse of the military as its propeller engines allowed it to operate from rough surfaces like deserts or beaches.

The Hercules roles will be taken on by the recently-introduced A400M aircraft, although the fleet has suffered serviceability issues and has yet to earn soldiers’ trust."

Re: Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 10 Apr 2021, 08:24
by redwitch
It is very surprising that England, who always used Hercules, from the first day, plans to buy Airbus planes after leaving Europe.... British people will always be amazing! HG

Re: Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 20 Apr 2021, 19:04
by daswp
I can't see the A400 being as effective as the Hercules in SOF support.
I wonder if they just plan on using US aircraft?

Re: Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2021, 21:23
by noth
redwitch wrote:It is very surprising that England, who always used Hercules, from the first day, plans to buy Airbus planes after leaving Europe.... British people will always be amazing! HG


The UK joined the A400M program when it began, over a decade before the Brexit vote happened.

Re: Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 05 Jul 2021, 22:48
by taimoor
Wonder what they are going to do with the left over c130s

Re: Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 06 Jul 2021, 11:53
by Asif
taimoor wrote:Wonder what they are going to do with the left over c130s


Well if anything like with the ones already stored they will be offered up for sale.

Re: Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 06 Jul 2021, 17:31
by taimoor
Asif wrote:
taimoor wrote:Wonder what they are going to do with the left over c130s


Well if anything like with the ones already stored they will be offered up for sale.

A good opportunity for third world countries to grab a hold of better aircraft I guess

Re: Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 17 Jul 2021, 04:11
by boilermaker
Eeehhh gag, A400 has been a piece of crap. Weird they would do away with c130s when they complain of the Airbus. Meanwhile Australians are getting rid of their Tiger helicopter ... Will the Brits adopt the Tiger and ditch the Apache then? Oof.

Re: Britain phasing out all C-130's under new plan

Unread postPosted: 27 Aug 2021, 17:54
by besoksida
edpop wrote:"But it will also see cuts. As many as 10,000 troops are expected to be lost and senior members of the armed forces face future pay cuts. The last remaining C-130J Hercules aircraft are also expected to be axed in plans to be unveiled by the MoD on Monday.

The aircraft (affectionately known as the ‘Fat Albert’) has been a highly versatile workhorse of the military as its propeller engines allowed it to operate from rough surfaces like deserts or beaches.

The Hercules roles will be taken on by the recently-introduced A400M aircraft, although the fleet has suffered serviceability issues and has yet to earn soldiers’ trust."


Very interesting topic. What is going to happen to the left over planes I wonder?