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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #150 on: June 06, 2021, 02:21:34 AM »
Indeed though I would probably go for internal carriage of the missiles to protect them.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #151 on: June 06, 2021, 03:12:45 AM »
Depends on launching method with interior carriage.  Too complicated and you run the risk of increased failure probability.  I think I'd rather have the external carriage and build the missiles to deal with it.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #152 on: June 06, 2021, 05:06:50 AM »
Indeed . . . don't forget AIM-54s were built to be carried underneath F-14s pulling high G at supersonic speeds . . .


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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #153 on: June 07, 2021, 06:06:47 AM »
Indeed . . . don't forget AIM-54s were built to be carried underneath F-14s pulling high G at supersonic speeds . . .


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Or fired from the Pathfinder space shuttle at the Buran orbiting the moon. Not sure how the fins are supposed to guide the missile in outer space, but that's what happens when you spend more time on the love interest aspect of the story and less about the moon base!

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #154 on: June 07, 2021, 10:44:30 AM »
Indeed . . . don't forget AIM-54s were built to be carried underneath F-14s pulling high G at supersonic speeds . . .


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Or fired from the Pathfinder space shuttle at the Buran orbiting the moon. Not sure how the fins are supposed to guide the missile in outer space, but that's what happens when you spend more time on the love interest aspect of the story and less about the moon base!
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #155 on: November 02, 2021, 03:35:44 AM »
"The U.S. Air Force is reportedly fast-tracking development of an amphibious float mod for the C-130 to respond to increasing tension with China in the South Pacific. The float-equipped aircraft would be used to deploy personnel, including Special Forces. The aircraft would allow “the Air Force to increase placement and access for infiltration, exfiltration, and personnel recovery, as well as providing enhanced logistical capabilities,” Lt. Col. Josh Trantham, Air Force Special Operation Command’s science, systems, technology, and innovation deputy division chief, said in a September news release."
https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/air-force-developing-amphibious-c-130/

See also
 Lockheed C-130J-30 Float Plane 
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #156 on: November 02, 2021, 06:09:38 AM »
And I thought my Seahog A-10 floatplane idea was out in left field! This idea is as nutty as a bucket of squirrel poop!

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #157 on: November 02, 2021, 09:48:55 PM »
Story, I still intend building the version of it that is in my thread you linked too ---

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #158 on: November 08, 2021, 02:33:14 PM »
Back when i was involved in ADF Capability Development (late 90's early 00's) I seem to remember an idea floating around about using C-130's to launch Cruise Missiles by dropping them out the ramp from an internal magazine.

The aircraft would then return to base, drop out the magazine, refill with Humanitarian Stores and go help the people you just bombed the shit out of........ ;D   :))   :icon_swat:
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #159 on: November 09, 2021, 01:52:36 AM »
Yeah this was a concept studied by a few Air Forces:


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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #160 on: November 09, 2021, 01:54:12 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #161 on: November 14, 2021, 03:43:00 PM »
Back when i was involved in ADF Capability Development (late 90's early 00's) I seem to remember an idea floating around about using C-130's to launch Cruise Missiles by dropping them out the ramp from an internal magazine.

The aircraft would then return to base, drop out the magazine, refill with Humanitarian Stores and go help the people you just bombed the shit out of........ ;D   :))   :icon_swat:

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