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Airframe Details for C-130 #3852

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Aircraft: 3852 (63-7785)

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LM Aero T/V 3852
Plant Lockheed Marietta Plant
Local C/N
Delivered USAF 63-785
Current USNavy 63-785
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
Unknown [act] 63-785 C-130E
Unknown [act] 63-785 USNavy VR-8 C-130E
Put on loan to the US Navy.
17 Jun 1966 [msh] 63-785 USNavy VR-8 C-130E
Operated on loan from USAF by US Navy squadron VR-8; exploded over sea off Cam Ranh Bay AB, Vietnam (serial number subsequently applied to C-130E 64-0507, c/n 3991, in 1972, which was assigned to another agency December 31, 1964, and flew Air America missions)
17 Jun 1966 [w/o] 63-785 USNavy VR-8 C-130E

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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