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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?

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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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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #135 on: June 28, 2019, 01:22:39 PM »
@Greg/GTX - yes, that is the video that I was watching at YouTube but it included a lot of other dog and pony show elements in addition to the hot rod C-130 with BLC.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #136 on: June 28, 2019, 10:07:16 PM »
The ship looks like it's moving at a fair clip too ---  :-\

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #137 on: June 29, 2019, 02:01:44 AM »
The USS Forrestal kept 40 knots over the bow for the duration of the trials.

Note the nose art:

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #138 on: August 06, 2019, 07:19:38 PM »
America's New AC-130J Ghostrider Gunship Is a Beast



Described by AFSOC officials as "the ultimate battle plane" and "a bomb truck with guns on it," the Ghostrider comes with the standard 105mm cannon and an additional 30mm GAU-23/A cannon, along with wing pylons designed for both GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles.

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/air-force-ac-130j-ghostrider-combat-mission-afghanistan
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #139 on: August 06, 2019, 10:13:23 PM »
And just two cannon   :icon_surprised:

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #140 on: December 31, 2019, 04:46:19 AM »
Random idea:  C-130 taken back in time with piston engines...and maybe a tail turret (ala Antonov style) and nose turret instead of the nose radar...
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #141 on: December 31, 2019, 06:21:47 AM »
Interesting idea. It would take some honk’n big piston engines to replace the horsepower of the turbos or go with six engines. Could be fun.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #142 on: December 31, 2019, 12:25:22 PM »
Interesting idea. It would take some honk’n big piston engines to replace the horsepower of the turbos or go with six engines. Could be fun.
4x R7755s?  IIRC, that was liquid-cooled so you would have some interesting cooling system installations, too.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #143 on: December 31, 2019, 02:40:00 PM »
Four R-4360-51VDT would be of roughly equivalent power at twice the installed weight.
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #144 on: January 01, 2020, 03:21:11 AM »
I wasn't actually worried about practicality with this idea.  just the look...
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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #145 on: January 01, 2020, 07:04:46 AM »
I haven’t done the math but what about six B-29 engines? Extra fuel tanks too.

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Re: Lockheed C-130 Hercules
« Reply #146 on: April 10, 2020, 03:45:30 AM »
Subtle whiff:

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