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Heavy transports, heavy threats

It was a daring rescue mission performed with the help of Israeli air force C-130s. On 27 June 1976, an Air France aircraft with 248 passengers on board was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and supporters and flown to Entebbe, Uganda. Shortly after landing, all the non-Jewish passengers were released. The Israeli defence forces acted on […]

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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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