USAF C-130 Photos

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    USAF MC-130J Commando II prepares for flight on June 30, 2022 at Hurlburt Field. The Commando II flies clandestine, or low visibility, single or multiship, low-level infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces. [USAF photo by SrA Jonathan Valdes Montijo]
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    332d Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron loads cargo onto C-130J-30 #12-5756 to be transported to an undisclosed location on August 30, 2022. [USAF photo by TSgt. Jeffery Foster]
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    USAF HC-130J Combat King II #19-5948, assigned to the 71st RQS, taxis on a runway at Moody AFB on September. 8, 2022. This HC-130J is a new addition to the 71st RGS and 71st Rescue Squadron and was the last aircraft of its kind to be manufactured. [USAF photo by A1C Rachel Coates]
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    Lt. Col. Brian Desautels, 23rd Wing director of staff, left; SrA Kimberly Gunia, 71st RQS loadmaster, center; and Lt. Col. Joshua Daleiden, 71st RQS commander, pose for a photo in front of the newly arrived HC-130J Combat King II #19-5948 at Moody AFB on September 8, 2022. These Airmen flew the new aircraft to Moody AFB from Dobbins ARB. [USAF photo by A1C Rachel Coates]
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    USAF HC-130J #20-5941 from 67th SOS is seen overhead at Deci AB on September 20, 2022. [Photographer unknown]
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    USAF HC-130J Combat King II, from 79th RQS, taxis down the flight line at Davis-Monthan AFB on October 8, 2022. Members of the 355th Wing returned home on two C-130s after an overseas deployment. [USAF photo by SrA Kaitlyn Ergish]
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    USAF EC-130H #73-1581 assigned to the 418th TES, Davis Monthan AFB takes off for a mission in support of Black Flag 22-2 at Nellis AFB on September 20, 2022. The 418th TES, the first ever combined HC-130J Combat King II and EC-130H Compass Call test unit in the entire U.S. Air Force, activation ceremony took place at Davis-Monthan AFB on November 5, 2021. [USAF photo by William R. Lewis]
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    USAF AC-130J Ghostrider #19-5946 taxies on the flight line following the AC-130J Ghostrider dedication and delivery ceremony on November 2, 2022, at Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview, Fla. The ceremony marked the 31st and final AC-130J delivery to the U.S. Air Force. (USAF photo by TSgt. Michael Charles]
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    The final USAF AC-130J Ghostrider #19-5946 in the AFSOC fleet arrives at Cannon AFB on November 2, 2022. The AC-130J is a transport aircraft modified for special forces operations and has been used to support AFSOC in missions around the world. The arrival of the final AC-130J completes the transition from the legacy AC-130W, AC-130U and AC-130H fleets. [USAF photo by A1C Mateo Parra]
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    A palletized munitions system falls from the cargo hold of a 352d SOW MC-130J Commando II during a live-fire demonstration for ATREUS 22-4 at Andøya Space Defense Range on November 9, 2022. This is the first time Rapid Dragon, a precision munitions capability for medium-sized or larger cargo aircraft that allows U.S. and NATO forces a flexible rapid response option, has been employed in the U.S. European Command theater. [ANG photo by TSgt. Brigette Waltermire]
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    USAF EC-130H #73-1592, seen at D-M AFB in August of 1990. [Photo by Keith Snyder]
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    USAF HC-130J #09-5707 from 79 RQS taken at Davis-Monthan Air Force on July 25th, 2022. [Photo by Nick Hierstein]
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    TSgt. Alan Cordell, HC-130J Combat King II loadmaster assigned to the 26th ERQS, performs engine-start procedures on HC-130J #15-5827 at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility on December 27, 2022. [USAF photo by SSgt. Gerald R. Willis]
  • C-130E 63-7871
    USAF C-130E #63-7871 was seen coming into land at RAF Lyneham on June 3rd, 1975. [Photo by John Phillips]
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    USAF C-130E #64-17681 was seen coming into land at RAF Fairford on November 15, 1977. [Photo by John Phillips]