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Airframe Details for C-130 #3108

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Aircraft: 3108 (56-0500)
LM Aero T/V 3108
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 56-500
Current Civilian N223MA
Status [sto]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 56-500 C-130A
Unknown [act] 56-500 USAF 35 TAS C-130A
Unknown [act] 56-500 USAF 105 TAS C-130A
Nov 1972 [act] 56-500 C-130A
Unknown [act] 56-500 USAF 64 TAS C-130A
Jun 1987 [act] N223MA C-130A " NO SURPRISES"
Special characteristics:
  • Nose Art
Multitrade Aircraft Leasing Inc. Used 80s for an Oldsmobile commercial where 6 prototypes were dropped out the back of the aircraft. All of the cars were destroyed in the drops. Later flown to Zaire for the filming of a movie called "Escape from Zaire" which is the story told in the book "Surviving Being Born". Aircraft was captured by General Baramoto and then later repossessed. May be now inactive.
27 Feb 1992 [act] N223MA C-130A
Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, California.
Unknown [sto] N223MA C-130A
Derelict at Luanda, Angola after being used in Congo and Angola for UN relief.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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