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C-130SS \"RACING STRIPES\"!!!! HEHE

Seriously that is pretty odd? Where was this pic taken, Edwards maybe?

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They look like the \"invasion stripes\" that were used on the C-47\'s during the D-Day drops.

Neat spinners, too.

Don R.

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I woud guess this picture was taken at Edwards. I wonder if this is the airplane they are going to test the 8-bladed props on?

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The plane is already in mod for the 8 bade prop.

I am trying to post the pictures of the plane at Edwards with the 8 bladed props on it but having difficulty.

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Maybe they will put \"tufting\" on the wings(little strings to show the direction of airflow across the surfaces), and use the stripes as reference lines...just a guess.

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The nacelles look like some of the p-51\'s you see at air shows, Maybe from a unit that was a fighter group in WW2? Looks cool!

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Tail-stripe looks like Mansfield Ohio Air Guard. If so, tail number should/ could be 90-1791 Thru 1798.

I know the Ohio Air Guard flew a lot of different airframes before getting -130s, so to me, looks like a heritage paint job. They trace their lineage to the 363rd Fighter Squadron, which flew P-51D mustangs in WWII, with the yellow and red checkered spinners. They also flew B-26s and C-47. They were in the ETO for D-Day, so that explains the invasions strips.

As far as the 8 blade props, doubt it, but what do I know, I\'m now a civilian with a beard watching spongebob all day!!!

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If there is only one plane being moded with 8 blades, than that one couldn\'t be it. The pics I saw were of 92-1536 from Wyoming.

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I can only suggest its circa 1994 and painted for the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings. If, as already suggested the unit flew in WWII they may have possibly flown an aircraft in the huge fly by that occured.

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That would have been my guess, every year its a big thing to refly the Normandy invasion (in Normandy that is) and maybe they went the extra mile and put the invasion stripes on it.

Dan

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The aircraft was 90-1794 Mansfield OH ANG.

It was painted to resemble P51D\'s of 363 FS with D-Day invasion stripes.

It commerates the 60th Anniversary of the 179AW Mansfield OH ANG which was the parent unit, years ago, of the 363 FS. 179AW has been BRAC\'d and will lose its Herks and is hoping to get C-27\'s.

Bob

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Wow - er..a little late to the party but..this may sound odd if you have not figured out the mystery stripes.

In Iron Man there is a c130 similar to that. The stripes are what caught my eye.

Could that be a pic of the one used in the movie?

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Do you have a larger version? It would be a great photo of the week.

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Sorry Casey. I think you would have to buy it from that site to get a bigger one. I tried to stretch it for my desktop, but it looked like crap. I had to center it. I'll write in and see if I can get one.

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