Author Topic: Lockheed C-130 Hercules  (Read 32784 times)

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2013, 05:00:04 PM »
Were the crews issued with asbestos underpants?

Offline nils

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2013, 05:42:33 PM »
reminds me of this :)

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2013, 08:46:48 PM »
Jeepers, I'd read and heard about that project and seen a few pics but that vid was both amazing and terrifying at the same time!  :o

It's a pity it didn't work that well as managing the actual rescue would have been a triumph of technology over sheer bloody-mindedness.

That Herk would make a superb model too, I wonder if anyone did a conversion kit for all the lumps and bumps?
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #48 on: December 21, 2013, 10:42:34 PM »
That Herk would make a superb model too, I wonder if anyone did a conversion kit for all the lumps and bumps?

I've got a 1/72 vacuform conversion set which does quite a few of them Kit, I can't remember who produced it though, Falcon maybe or AirModel   ???

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2013, 11:18:06 PM »
Jeepers, I'd read and heard about that project and seen a few pics but that vid was both amazing and terrifying at the same time!  :o

It's a pity it didn't work that well as managing the actual rescue would have been a triumph of technology over sheer bloody-mindedness.

That Herk would make a superb model too, I wonder if anyone did a conversion kit for all the lumps and bumps?

Apparently it was working rather well until the disastrous last flight where one of the solid rocket motors failed.  Until that event the shakers and movers were all quite confident that it would be a successful for what was basically a one-shot mission. 

Makes you wonder if they would have had any better success using liquid rocket motors instead of the solid rockets that were all sourced from "one-shot" weapons where failure usually meant jettisoning the dud and shooting another round. 
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2013, 04:14:08 AM »
Given it was only supposed to work for one mission, I doubt they would have worried about too many refinements.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2013, 05:17:21 AM »
you can tell that the Lockheed engineers were used to designing trucks not sportscars ... here's the sleek-C-130.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #52 on: January 21, 2015, 12:55:10 AM »


Picture that makes the Herk look like its just a twin engine   ;)
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2015, 02:48:18 AM »
Indeed
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Offline Silver Fox

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #54 on: January 21, 2015, 06:15:22 AM »
I wonder what the performance would be like if you did Credible Sport mods to a DHC-5 Buffalo?

Anyone think that maybe that whole incident is the reason Osprey was pushed so hard?

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #55 on: January 21, 2015, 12:03:47 PM »


Picture that makes the Herk look like its just a twin engine   ;)


Certainly does! :icon_surprised:

Anyone know what is has just fired? ???
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #56 on: January 21, 2015, 12:25:24 PM »
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2015, 01:41:21 PM »
Thanks, Jeffry! :)

Thought it looked like a Hellfire but the altitude appeared a bit high for its use. However, images can be deceiving.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2015, 06:55:13 AM »
Interesting detail on the ramp of this AC-130W Stinger II (former MC-130W Dragon Spear):



I believe it shows the launch tubes for the 'Gunslinger' weapons system with AGM-176 Griffin missiles and/or GBU-44/B Viper Strike munitions.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #59 on: September 06, 2015, 10:52:10 PM »
I wonder what the performance would be like if you did Credible Sport mods to a DHC-5 Buffalo?

Anyone think that maybe that whole incident is the reason Osprey was pushed so hard?
It's been admitted that this event was one of the primary drivers behind the V-22.  I reckon it's proved itself and work is well under way to fix some of the known problem areas.