RCAF C-130 #130313 question

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Unread post13 Nov 2020, 12:17

Hello everyone,

This is my first post on the forum. My name's Karl, I'm an aviation enthusiast and scale modeller. I have a question concerning a particular Hercules airframe from the RCAF.

In 2017 I visited the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton and had the pleasure to sit in the C-130 cockpit on display. As I said, I'm also a modeller and I would like to build this particular Herc.

I was wondering if tail #130313 was ever painted in finish scheme 52753B with white upper cabin and tail and aluminium lower cabin and wings together with markings "Canadian Armed Forces" on the left side and "Forces Armées Canadiennes" on the right side?

If so, does any one of you have pictures of this tail number in this particular paint scheme? I can't find any, neither on internet or books.

Thank you very much for your help and greetings from France.
Karl
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Unread post14 Nov 2020, 00:27

Here is the airframe profile with some classic paint schemes...
http://www.c-130.net/aircraft-database/ ... file/7020/
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Unread post14 Nov 2020, 10:57

Thank you for your reply gentlemen.

I have already checked these two links but unfortunately there's no picture of 313 with the markings "Canadian Armed Forces" / "Forces Armées Canadiennes". That's why I'm wondering if this particular airframe was ever wearing those markings?

Have a nice weekend.
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Unread post18 Feb 2021, 15:44

karll wrote:Thank you for your reply gentlemen.

I have already checked these two links but unfortunately there's no picture of 313 with the markings "Canadian Armed Forces" / "Forces Armées Canadiennes". That's why I'm wondering if this particular airframe was ever wearing those markings?

Have a nice weekend.
Karl



Yo, as you can see from the pics above, 313 was painted with the white on top / aluminum on bottom. You probably won't find the tail# 130313 in that paint scheme because we didn't adopt that naming scheme until after unification in the late 60's. [https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ce2eac378733900016331b2/t/5cf13f8999db30000116a5f2/1559314314399/RCAF+Squadron+Postwar+Codes.pdf]

So the ones you see with 10313 is 130313 just before the naming scheme was fully adopted.

EDIT** NVM I don't know what I'm talking about.

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