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L100 prototype (3946) N1130E. On its initial flight, the first L-100 flew for 25 hours and one minute, which at the time was a world-record for first flight length. The plane flew all but 36 minutes on only two of its engines. [Lockheed Martin Aeronautics archives]


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  • Aircraft Database: C-130 #N1130E

    Prototype for the L100 series had first flight April 20, 1964. The L100 is the civilian versions of the C-130. Another amazing fact was that the first flight was 25 hours long.

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