Author Topic: Lockheed C-130 Hercules  (Read 30561 times)

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2015, 03:49:01 AM »
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #61 on: November 23, 2015, 03:52:10 AM »



 :-* seeing as I had this in mind, this is very helpful
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #62 on: November 23, 2015, 03:58:37 AM »
So much is right with Hercules amphibian. :)

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2015, 09:10:27 AM »
Add some chines to keep water out of the inner two engines and add the tanks and doors for firebombing!

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #64 on: November 24, 2015, 07:11:25 AM »
That's gorgeous!  :-* I want one!
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2016, 07:40:38 AM »
A couple of months ago while working at Calgary International, a couple of C-130's flew in and landed. Not an un-common occurrence considering, but these two had two drop tanks under each wing.  They were only on the ground for about 40 minutes then they took off and were heading north the last time I saw them. Too far away to get any decent photos with my cell phone though --- 

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2016, 02:18:36 AM »
They might have been HC-130Js or MC-130Js - these have refuelling pods under the outer wings that could be mistaken as drop tanks:


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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2016, 10:05:55 AM »
That looks about right Greg, cheers  :)

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2016, 02:54:02 AM »
There is some c-130 in there...somewhere:

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2016, 03:08:29 AM »
Somewhat larger image:



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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2016, 03:20:49 AM »
A bit more info from Lockheed's Code One Magazine.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2016, 07:38:38 PM »
They might have been HC-130Js or MC-130Js - these have refuelling pods under the outer wings that could be mistaken as drop tanks:





Actually as I recall every time I see MV-22s at RAAF Darwin, outside of Expeditionary Strike Group visits, there is a Herc or two floating about too.  Always assumed they were supporting tankers that towed the Ospreys on long deployments.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #72 on: February 29, 2016, 11:03:56 AM »
Here's an odd one ripped from the headlines:



Flightglobal: USAF flaunts ‘arsenal plane’ concept at Air Warfare Symposium

The love child of a C-130 and a B-52, it reminds me a lot of the old C-123A, just sixty years on!



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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #73 on: March 01, 2016, 02:44:28 AM »
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #74 on: May 26, 2016, 08:48:11 AM »
Real World C-130 Upgrade.

The US Air Force has picked the Coulson Aviation USA retardant aerial delivery systems (RADS-XXL) to outfit seven former Coast Guard Lockheed Martin HC-130H search-and-rescue turboprops as firefighting assets for the Forest Service.

The 15,000l (4,000gal) system that can jettison 6,000l (1,600gal) of retardant per second was chosen over other types like the modular airborne firefighting system (MAFFS), which is already used by Air National Guard and Reserve C-130s in support of the wildfire mission.


US Forest Service's planned C-130H paint scheme

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