C-130 Hercules

USAF McDonnell Douglas YC-15 pilot recalls AMST program failing to replace the C-130 Hercules

USAF McDonnell Douglas YC-15 pilot recalls AMST program failing to replace the C-130 Hercules

McDonnell Douglas YC-15 Vs Boeing YC-14 The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) YC-15 was a four-engine short take-off and landing (STOL)… Read More

3 days ago

Lockheed Martin offers C-130J-30 Super Hercules to the Swedish Air Force

C-130J-30 Super Hercules for the Swedish Air Force Lockheed Martin and the Swedish company MilDef International AB announced a memorandum… Read More

4 weeks ago

C-130 Spare 617 landed safely after the cargo compartment caught fire, 2 ammo pallets exploded mid-air, 87 rounds hit its right side and engines 3 and 4 took 12 rounds of 51-cal shells

C-130 Spare 617 Originally designed by Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin) as an assault transport able to operate from unpaved airstrips,… Read More

4 weeks ago

Here’s how the Pilot of This C-130 was able to land Safely with his Flight Engineer Dead, with his Co-Pilot Wounded, with Just One Engine

The C-130 Hercules The US Air Force (USAF) issued its original design specification in 1951, yet the remarkable C-130 remains… Read More

1 month ago

The story of the RAF Phantom crew that jokingly requested fuel from an Argentine Air Force KC-130 flying over the Falklands

One of the Hercules’ men grinned at the Phantom crew and gave a thumbs up sign. Thus encouraged, Archie manoeuvred… Read More

7 months ago

Cool Video shows RAF C-130 Hercules retirement Flypast Through Mach Loop

RAF C-130 Hercules retirement Flypast Through Mach Loop Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips on Jun. 14, 2023, the epic… Read More

9 months ago

RAF to bid farewell to the Mighty Hercules with a flypast that will take place across all four nations of the UK

On Jun. 14, 2023 a flypast to mark the forthcoming retirement of the C-130J Hercules from RAF service will take… Read More

9 months ago

C-130 airlifter used to refuel an M1A2 Abrams tank for the first time

The 317th AW successfully passed fuel from a C-130 to an M1A2 utilizing an Emergency Response Refueling Equipment Kit, marking… Read More

1 year ago

Hercules crew members recall when their C-130 aircraft was able to Land on 2 Engines, 1 Engine and almost 0 Engine

‘If a C-130 were to lose 3 of its 4 engines in flight, the crew will be working their a***s… Read More

1 year ago

“Commando Solo, music off.” EC-130J PSYOPS aircraft performs final broadcast

Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing, who operate the EC-130J Commando Solo, the only flying military radio and TV… Read More

1 year ago

USAF wants to replicate Heavy Airlift Wing model in Africa using C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft

To help with humanitarian missions, the USAF plans to call on a collection of African nations to pool funds to… Read More

1 year ago

Former USAF Pilot who Classified First in his UPT Class Explains why He Chose to Fly the T-39A Sabreliner Business Jet instead of the F-15 Eagle Fighter Jet

I spotted a very cool [T-39A Sabreliner] business jet on the Webb Air Force Base ramp one day, painted up… Read More

2 years ago

LC-130 Hercules ski-equipped aircraft will no longer require JATO after engine upgrades

LC-130 Hercules aircraft will have a smoother takeoff from Antarctica and Greenland thanks to the new T56-8-15A 3.5 engines. LC-130… Read More

2 years ago

Super Herculean Milestone: Lockheed Martin delivers 500th C-130J Super Hercules Airlifter

Hercules history is made once again, with the announcement that Lockheed Martin recently delivered its 500th C-130J Super Hercules airlifter.… Read More

2 years ago

AFSOC aims to fly an MC-130J Commando II Amphibious Capability prototype in 17 months

AFSOC is developing an MC-130J Commando II Amphibious Capability (MAC) to improve the platform's support of seaborne special operations. The… Read More

2 years ago

The US Special Operations Command is considering the development of an amphibious MC-130 aircraft

The MC-130 Amphibious Capability (MAC) concept could allow the aircraft to “land and take off” from land and sea during… Read More

3 years ago