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The Top Secret legacy of the IAF’s C-130s

The C-130’s legendary status is not only a legacy of the Entebbe rescue operation – it’s much more than that. With the help of Israeli air force (IAF) C-130s, in 1976 a commando force rescued Israeli and foreign passengers on an Air France aircraft hijacked and flown to Entebbe in Uganda. Since that operation the […]

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IAF C-130Js – special preparations for special missions

The deployment of a cargo aircraft is not normally an event that stirs excitement. However, this is not the case for the Israeli air force’s (IAF) deployment of the Lockheed Martin C-130J.This is not surprising – the role of the C-130 in the IAF goes far beyond what is normally expected from an aircraft designed […]

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The C-130J and the Israeli long arm

Production of the first Lockheed Martin C-130J for the Israeli air force (IAF) began recently in a short ceremony in Atlanta.   The first C-130J “Samson” will be delivered in 2014. IAF crews recently visited a US Air Force C-130J squadron to hear about the operation of the advanced aircraft.   The IAF dubs all […]

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