C-130 Hercules

Lockheed Martin Delivers 2,700th C-130 Hercules Tactical Airlifter

Lockheed Martin Delivers 2,700th C-130 Hercules Tactical Airlifter

2,700th C-130 Hercules Tactical Airlifter delivered As the photo in this post shows, Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 2,700th Hercules… Read More

1 month ago

C-130 crew members explain why they didn’t carry parachutes to abandon the Hercules in flight

The ejection seat In aircraft, an ejection seat is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of… Read More

2 months ago

USAF chief loadmaster recalls the Green Ramp Disaster: the sad story of when an F-16 collided with a C-130 over Green Ramp and then crashed into a parked C-141

The C-141 Starlifter The C-141 Starlifter was the US Air Force’s first major jet aircraft designed to meet military standards… Read More

4 months ago

US Navy P-3 crew member recalls when a USAF C-130 Hercules provided Buddy Start to his Orion after #2 engine failed to start

The C-130 Hercules The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from… Read More

4 months ago

Video shows C-130 Hercules “Buddy Start” (engine start utilising the propeller blast of another aircraft to effect engine starting)

The C-130 Hercules The C-130 Hercules primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of… Read More

5 months ago

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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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

11 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

1 year ago

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

RAF to bid farewell to the Mighty Hercules The Royal Air Force (RAF) history as an operator of the Lockheed… Read More

1 year 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

2 years 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

2 years 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

2 years ago