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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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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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Australian C-130J on Exercise Kiwi Flag

Borrowed from the Australian Defence Images site is this terrific picture of a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Lockheed Martin C-130J belonging to No 37 Sqn, pictured in New Zealand. In the background is a CASA CN 235-200 aircraft of the Forces armées en Nouvelle-Calédonie (FANC). The aircraft were taking part in Exercise Kiwi Flag which […]

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RAF’s newest and largest aircraft to debut at RIAT

Voyager, an Airbus A330 tanker, is to debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on 16-17 July. It is the Royal Air Force’s newest, largest longest and widest aircraft in the RAF’s fleet with a wing span of 60 metres. Visitors to the show will be able to see it on static display and there will […]

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First Lockheed C-130J for USAFE arrives in Ramstein

  The first Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport to be permanently assigned to a US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) unit was been delivered during a 7 April ceremony at Ramstein air base in Germany. Continue reading…  

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Schneider Trophy

  Picture credit: AirTeamImages/Colin K. Work This is a Deperdussin Monoplane much like the one used by “well-known” French pilot Prevost, who won the Jacques Schneider Maritime Cup in 1913. The event was a speed contest open to all types of seaplanes. Flight compiled a History of the Schneider Trophy back in 1925. The race was […]

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