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So, farewell, then C-130E

Pictured on the US Air Force website is service’s last remaining Lockheed Martin C-130E as it prepares to fly off into the sunset from Hurlburt Field in Florida.  US Air Force

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Chilly Hercules on the runway

A suitably wintry image here courtesy of the US Air Force. It shows a Lockheed Martin C-130  taxiing to its parking spot in an undisclosed Southwest Asian country. In order to allow operations at the site, snow removal teams had to clear the runways and taxiways after an overnight snowfall dropped more than three inches […]

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Hercules looking suitably epic

Here’s a great picture from the US Air Force site showing a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules taking off from Little Rock AFB in Arkansas. Flightglobal’s MiliCAS database lists the service operating a total of 363 C-130s, the majority E/H models. US Air Force

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Like an Airfix model, but bigger – Omani C-130J

Cracking paint scheme on this Lockheed Martin C-130J. It’s the first aircraft from a three-unit order destined for Oman and will be delivered later this year, pictured undergoing test flights at Lockheed’s Marietta facility. The camouflage brings to mind the sort of pattern you’d daub on your Airfix model of a Hawker Hurricane. Oman currently operates […]

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Falling with style – Hercules paratroop drop

Pictured on exercise are paratroopers assigned to the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division – sadly not the 101st, which would have made the headline more interesting with its ‘Screaming Eagles’ nickname – leap from the rear of a lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules earlier this month. Credit: US Air Force

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C-130s in flight around Mt Fuji

Following on from the recent image of a five-ship flight of Airbus Military A400Ms, how about this effort from the US Air Force? It shows a formation of Lockheed Martin C-130s as they return from the Samurai Surge training mission near Mount Fuji, Japan on 5 June. Credit: US Air Force

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In celebration of the 100th Super Herc

Lockheed Martin’s iconic airlifter, the C-130, currently in its J incarnation, has hit several milestones this week with the latest aircraft delivery. Pictured is the 10th C-130J Super Hercules for Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The aircraft is also the 100th overall C-130J delivered to the US Air Force and the 150th overall to the United States government. Credit: […]

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Lockheed Martin C-130

This image of an RAF Hercules was taken by AirSpace user Michael Leek. He took the shot on 17 December last year and Community Editor Stuart Clarke was so taken by it that he chose this image as “Pic of the Week” which will appear in tomorrow’s issue of Flight International on page 3. See […]

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Lockheed Martin AC-130 Hercules

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Lockheed C-130 Hercules

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