Miscellaneous C-130 Photos

  • WEB2012-ICED0-01
    Hercules Fuselage Trainer manufactured by Montreal-based CAE and Abbotsford-based Cascade and is seen here being prepared for the long trek from Abbotsford, BC to CFB Trenton in Ontario on May 24, 2012. [RCAF photo]
  • 2014 Spotlight Web C130 Mockup 1953 001 1267828237 9955
    The C-130 mockup arrives in the final assembly building of the then-Lockheed Georgia Company in Marietta, Georgia, in 1953. The 110,000-pound, full-scale wood and metal mockup was constructed at the Lockheed plant in Burbank, California, in 1951 to support development of the YC-130 prototypes. When the program moved to Georgia, the mockup was shipped by barge from Los Angeles through the Panama Canal to the port of Savannah. It was then trucked in pieces with much fanfare—including letting schoolchildren out of class to see it pass by—from the Georgia coast to Marietta. The reassembled mockup was used to fine-tune the Hercules design and test systems for fit. After serving for several years, the mockup was eventually scrapped. [Lockheed photo]
  • 080908-F-9292M-077
    QUONSET POINT, R.I. -- A C-130 training fuselage is loaded onto a C-5 for transport to Stratton Air National Guard Base, N.Y. The New York unit will use the aircraft for training purposes. This was the first time a C-5 transported a C-130 fuselage.
  • 080908-F-9292M-041
    Guardsmen help push a C-130 fuselage out of a C-5. The training fuselage was transported from the Rhode Island Air National Guard. Loadmasters, aeromeds and aerial port personnel will now be able to train at any time.
  • 080910-F-3158W-069
    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. -- Guardsmen spent more than two years planning the details of getting the C-130 fuselage transported via C-5 to the base here.
  • 080910-F-3158W-372
    C-130A #56-0550 training fuselage from Rhode Island Air National Guard's 143rd Airlift Wing is unloaded off a C-5 at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York. This was the first time a C-130 fuselage was transported in a C-5. The C-130 will be used for training here. [USAF photo]
  • 080910-F-3158W-465
    USAF C-130A 56-0550 fuselage from Rhode Island Air National Guard's 143rd Airlift Wing sits on the flightline at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York. The aircraft was transported here in a C-5 for training use. [USAF photo]
  • 2013 Spotlight Web C130J 1998 C130J WorldTour Egypt 001 1267828237 3175
    Lockheed Martin borrowed a short-fuselage C-130J back from the US prior to delivery and flew it around the world on a five-month demonstration tour in 1998. Company pilots and maintainers took the aircraft (company number 5454) to thirty-two countries on six continents. A total of 380 guest pilots flew the aircraft on 130 familiarity flights and more than 2,450 passengers were carried in special seating in the aircraft’s cargo compartment complete with a closed circuit TV feed to see what was happening on the flight deck. The first leg of the tour took the C-130J to countries in southern Europe, the Middle East, and as can be seen here, Egypt. [Lockheed photo]
  • 2012 Spotlight C130 PD017 057 1267828237 4659
    The model for this ad was an actual US Air Force C-130A (Air Force serial number 54-1622) and was the ninth Hercules to come off the Lockheed-Georgia Company assembly line in Marietta, Georgia. The real version of this aircraft was delivered to the 314th Troop Carrier Wing at Sewart AFB, Tennessee, in 1957. It was later modified into an NC-130 testbed. [Lockheed photo]
  • 2012 Spotlight Web Hercules Amphibian Model 001 1267828237 2405
    Between 1964 and 1973, Lockheed-Georgia Company looked at several amphibious configurations of the C-130 Hercules. In 1968, a US Navy study contract resulted in a one-sixth scale, radio controlled model that was used as a development tool. Called Hercules-On-Water, or HOW, the design kept much of the original C-130 configuration, but this version used a retractable hydro-ski beneath the boat hull-shaped fuselage for takeoff and landing. The design’s Allison T56 engines were inverted and placed on top of the wing to take the intakes and propellers out of the water spray, similar to the configuration used on the P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft. No production contracts were received and the Hercules-On-Water project was shelved. [Lockheed photo]
  • 2010 Hawkins 01 1267828237 5790
    Willis W. Hawkins worked for Lockheed Corporation for almost fifty years, during which time he led the team that designed the C-130 Hercules in 1951. Among his many career highlights, Hawkins oversaw development of the UGM-27 Polaris, the US Navy's first sea-launched ballistic missile, and headed the then-classified Corona reconnaissance satellite program. He left Lockheed briefly to serve as assistant secretary of the Army, and he started development of what became the M1 Abrams main battle tank. He considered the Hercules one of his greatest successes. In this photo, taken in 2004 several months before his passing at age ninety, Hawkins posed in front of a C-130J Super Hercules belonging to the 146th Airlift Wing, the California Air National Guard unit at Channel Islands ANGB. [Lockheed photo]
  • 2010 08 12 Spotlight YC130 Body Mate 1267828237 4921
    Lockheed Aircraft Company mechanics take a break after completing mate operations on the fuselage of the first YC-130, the prototype of the C-130 Hercules, on 2 July 1953. More than thirteen months later, the fully assembled YC-130 would be flown for the first time from the company's facility in Burbank, California, to the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB. The large opening in the fuselage is for a side-opening cargo door that was later deleted on production C-130s. [Lockheed photo]
  • 130903-F-VA021-005
    Afghanistan Air Force Lt. Col. Aimal Sayedi Pacha, pilot, prepares for his first flight in a C-130 during training with the 62nd AS on September 3, 2013, at Little Rock AFB. Pacha and Lt. Khial Shinwari, the first two Afghan C-130 pilots, began their training and in-processing with the 714th Training Squadron. [USAF photo by SSgt. Caleb Pierce]
  • 130919-F-VA021-019
    Afghanistan Air Force pilots, Lt. Col. Aimal Sayedi Pacha and Lt. Khial Shinwari, pose for a photo after completing C-130H training with the 62nd AS on September 19, 2013, at Little Rock AFB. Pacha and Shinwari flew seven flights that consisted of low-level, air drops and night flying. [USAF photo by SSgt. Caleb Pierce]
  • 130903-F-VA021-047
    Afghanistan Air Force pilots Lt. Col. Aimal Sayedi Pacha and Lt. Khial Shinwari, pose for a photo before their first flight in a C-130H during training with the 62nd AS on September 3, 2013, at Little Rock AFB. [USAF photo by SSgt. Caleb Pierce]