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Airframe Details for C-130 #3214

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Aircraft: 3214 (57-0507)
LM Aero T/V 3214
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered RAAF A97-214
Current RAAF A97-214
Status [pre]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
14 Jan 1959 [act] A97-214 C-130A
03 Oct 1962 [act] A97-214 RAAF 2 AD C-130A
2 AD is aircraft depot, so unsure if ever active during this time period.
17 Sep 1963 [act] A97-214 RAAF 86 W C-130A
25 Jan 1965 [act] A97-214 RAAF 36 sqn C-130A
15 Nov 1973 [act] A97-214 RAAF 486 sqn C-130A
22 May 1978 [sto] A97-214 C-130A
Laverton for declaration to DAS for final disposal, but not for long as went to Global Jet Sales pretty quickly.
24 May 1978 [i/a] N2268N C-130A
Registered to Global Jet Sales/Parmax based out of Fort Worth, Texas. May have been registered but never used and stayed in Laverton.
22 May 1994 [pre] A97-214 C-130A
Transported over land to the RAAF Museum at Point Cook, Victoria.
Feb 2022 [scr] A97-214 C-130A
Scrapped at Point Cook. Beyond Economical Repair. Forward Fuselage saved for the National Vietnam Veterans Museum.
22 Mar 2022 [pre] A97-214 C-130A
National Vietnam Veterans Museum took delivery of the forward fuselage/Cockpit for restoration and future display.

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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