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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #120 on: May 24, 2019, 08:02:21 AM »
IIRC, the Lockheed drawing depicted them differently, but it's been a long, long time since I saw it.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #121 on: May 25, 2019, 02:15:23 AM »
Alternative approaches to the same:



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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #122 on: May 25, 2019, 05:33:27 AM »
Alternative approaches to the same:

A should-have-been  :smiley:  It's too bad that Dornier never tried a STOL Do 31 variant with longer-span wings.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #123 on: May 26, 2019, 02:53:24 AM »
Perhaps a STOL optimized version of the 231M.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #124 on: May 26, 2019, 03:05:08 AM »
Ditch the lift engines and use two uprated Pegasus engines for the main engines?  I could see that working nicely as a stol transport and it would look very nice.  I wonder how a Do328 fuselage would compare to the Do31 fuselage for a cleaner nose and cockpit section for such a whif?

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #126 on: June 16, 2019, 07:49:06 AM »
Thanks Jon. That Do 231M should clean up very nicely  :smiley:

Ditch the lift engines and use two uprated Pegasus engines for the main engines?  I could see that working nicely as a stol transport and it would look very nice.  I wonder how a Do328 fuselage would compare to the Do31 fuselage for a cleaner nose and cockpit section for such a whif?

That was my thought too, Evan. Ditch the liftjets and lengthen the span. The Do 328 is very slick-looking but that distinctive Do 31 nose appeals to me for some reason (less the probe, of course).
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #127 on: June 25, 2019, 06:33:18 AM »
U.S. Navy Announces the Purchase of a Royal Air Force C-130J Hercules for the Blue Angels

Patuxent River, Md. - - The Navy has announced the award of the Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron’s new “Fat Albert,” the Blue Angels’ logistics cargo plane.

Scheduled for delivery in spring 2020, the $29.7 million contract was awarded to the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MOD) for a divested C-130J Super Hercules. Cost savings associated with acquisition of the used aircraft and other airworthiness requirements is approximately $50 million less than the cost of a new aircraft.

Source: https://www.newsairshow.com/headlines/2019/6/24/us-navy-announces-the-purchase-of-a-royal-air-force-c-130-hercules-for-the-blue-angels

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #128 on: June 25, 2019, 08:45:33 AM »
Good deal for the US Navy, not sure for the U.K. MoD.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #129 on: June 27, 2019, 03:40:05 AM »
A useful overview:

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #130 on: June 27, 2019, 03:48:37 AM »
Behold, the 8-engined C-130C with 4 standard Allison T56-A-9 turboprops plus 4 (two per pod) Allison YT56 gas generators under each outer wing, to provide bleed air for control surfaces and flaps.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #131 on: June 27, 2019, 05:28:33 AM »
I keep thinking of a C-130J-based variant of the C-130C but with the enlarged tail surfaces tested on the HTTB stol tests.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #132 on: June 27, 2019, 09:03:43 AM »
Was watching a video last week that had some footage of that same C-130 doing some spectacular STOL things on a primitive airstrip. 

Wikipedia has this to say aboot this particular Lockheed C-130 Hercules in the image above:
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C-130B BLC - A one-off conversion of C-130B 58-0712, modified with a double Allison YT56 gas generator pod under each outer wing, to provide bleed air for all the control surfaces and flaps.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #133 on: June 28, 2019, 02:29:19 AM »
This one Jeff?

https://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675031745_Lockheed-C-130C-Hercules_high-performance-take-off_engine-nacelle_wing-flaps-of-the-plane

The most impressive had to be the Credible Sport Super-STOL Hercules Tests:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT8ktOD7IUo



I'm kind of surprised no one has released a conversion kit to do it as a model.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #134 on: June 28, 2019, 02:41:00 AM »
Speaking of short landing and take off C-130s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar-poc38C84

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