Movie Monday – May 23 – Lockheed’s 56 year old C-130
By Jon Ostrower on May 23, 2011 in Uncategorised
This week’s Movie Monday is another trip into the vault for classic aircraft development footage. This declassified 1955 report on the original Lockheed C-130 Hercules runs 13min – a bit shorter than usual MMs – but the level of detail provided in the report is really extensive. The C-130 airframe has been upgraded and adapted to so many different missions over the years that the 1955 C-130 bears little to no ‘under the skin’ resemblance to the C-130J of today. One particularly notable modification was the addition of jet assisted landing, designed to make the aircraft capable of landing and taking off again inside the confines of soccer stadium.