USAF C-130 Photos

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    USAF C-130H #70-1270 of the 41st Airlift Squadron at NAS Dallas in November 1995 for a large formation airdrop exercise. The 23 Wing takes it's lineage from the Flying Tigers of WWII with their signature sharkmouths. [photo by Gary Chambers]
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    Derelict USAF C-130E #64-0539 (c/n 4029) was retired to be put on display at the 934 Airlift Wing at Minneapolis, Minnesota and photographed here on November 23, 2004. This airframe was nicknamed "FrankenHerk" after an April 1984 runway accident at Lajes, Azores. It was eventually repaired with the cockpit of 68-10946 that was damaged at Giebelstadt, Germany. Unfortunately, this aircraft was eventually scrapped in 2013. [photo by Gary Chambers]
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    USAF C-130E #63-7874. [photographer unknown]
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    USAF C-130A #56-0518 (c/n 3126) on display at the main gate to Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. [photo by Gary Chambers]
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    USAF C-130E #61-2371 (c/n 3716) seen in July 1997 at St. John's International AP, Newfoundland. [photo by Gary Chambers]
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    YMC-130H #74-1686 shows the subtle differences like the rocket mounts on either side of the fuselage. Inside, there are many more heavily strengthened structural modifications that were made to withstand the hard takeoffs and landings. [USAF photo by Ray Crayton]
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    USAF C-130H #92-0553 of the 50 Airlift Squadron St Johns International AP, Newfoundland on April 27, 2004. [photo by Gary Chambers]
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    USAF C-130E #70-1269 on static display as a gate guard at the Pope AFB Air Park in June of 2003. [photo by Gary Chambers]
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    USAF C-130H #93-1041 of the 50th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules taxies after completing preflight inspections February 7, 2012 on the Flightline at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. Pilots and Crew Chiefs start up each engine by itself to test the propellers and the engines to make sure they work before taking flight. [USAF photo by Airman 1st Class Ellora Remington]
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    William Dunn, a contractor, checks the connection points of a decontamination duct on C-130E #63-7764 (numbered 3764 on the nose) on July 6, 2011, at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. The decontamination duct supplies hot humid air to the aircraft to determine how heat and humidity affect the decontamination process for an aircraft contaminated with a simulated biological agent. [USAF photo by Airman 1st Class Rusty Frank]
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    Col. Mike Minihan, 19th Airlift Wing commander, waves the U.S. flag as C-130H #93-1038 of the 50th AS taxi towards a deployment to Southwest Asia on April 28, 2011 at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. Airmen and aircraft from the 50th Airlift Squadron “Red Devils” leave for deployment to Southwest Asia. This is the first deployment of Airmen and aircraft from Little Rock AFB following an F-2 tornado that struck the base the evening of April 25 and damaged more than 100 on-base housing units, damaged three C-130 aircraft and blew the roofs off and damaged many buildings in the base's flightline area. [USAF photo by Senior Airman Jim Araos]
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    USAF C-130H #62-1788 of the 62nd Airlift Squadron demonstrates its capabilities during an exercise with more than 400 paratroopers jumping over the base flightline Oct. 9, 2010. Approximately 225,000 guests attended the Thunder Over the Rock air show which had more than five hours of flying demonstrations and more than 40 static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Willis)