Tag: C-130

Cool Video features RAF C-130 Hercules Cargo Aircraft performing Beach Landings
The beach landings were performed by C-130 Hercules transport aircraft belonging to 47 squadron, from Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize Norton at Pembrey sands. Taken in July by our friend Dafydd Phillips, the cool video in this post shows C-130 Hercules transport aircraft belonging to 47 squadron, from Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize...
A quick look at why the C-130 is still mainstay of medevac more than 60 years after its first flight
Because of the C-130’s design, it is able to quickly set aside its current mission and operate as an aeromedical evacuation platform Since the Vietnam War, the C-130 Hercules has been a workhorse of aeromedical evacuation, and continues to serve as a reliable platform to move patients over long distances, allowing Airmen to provide critical care in the air, aid...
Armée De l'Air welcomes first C-130J Super Hercules
France will receive a total of four Super Hercules aircraft, two C-130J-30 combat delivery airlifters and two KC-130J aerial refuelers On Jan. 15, 2018 Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country's first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base. According to a company news...
VMGR-452 is the only USMC unit still using the KC-130T More details have emerged on the crash of a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130T into a soybean field in Mississippi on Jul. 10. The aircraft, BuNo. 16500, suffered an emergency at cruise altitude, said Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, commander of the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, to The...
Special operations forces plan to buy 1,000 GBU-69/B SGMs, equipping Lockheed Martin AC-130 gunships and other aircraft According to FlightGlobal, U.S. Air Force (USAF) will soon equip its special operations aircraft with a newly-developed, guided munition developed by an Alabama-based company with a growing portfolio of sophisticated weapons and vehicle systems. The service in fact has placed a sole-source order for...
The mishap was only discovered when ground crew discovered scuff marks on the wings of both aircraft during the post flight inspection As reported by Ynetnews, two Israeli Air Force (IAF) C-130 Samson airlifters that were participating in a flyover to mark the country Independence Day made contact in the air and the flight crew were unaware of the incident. The...
Severe corrosion which required non-routine maintenance repairs was found on Fat Albert at an air show in Alaska Taken in the summer of 2016 the interesting photos in this post show Fat Albert, the Blue Angels’ C-130 cargo plane used for transporting crew and equipment to air shows around the country, undergoing a chemical de-paint process at Tinker Air Force Base...
The A400M is the only tactical tanker that features a third refueling point in addition to its underwing pods The following video, released by Airbus on Nov. 14, 2016, shows Airbus A400M airlifter demonstrating the ability of the type to refuel another A400M using the centreline hose and drum unit (HDU). The two aircraft involved in the test performed more...

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