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  1. Not likely to see the YMC-130 that was modified for Project Credible Sport...it was moved from the Museum area (open to the public) to the Warrior Air Base/EDMXS Training area (not open to the public) last year. There are also bits and pieces located inside the museum, forward fuselage for demo purposes etc.
  2. It's a wonder they didn't push it to the main gate at Hurby for display...just put a P model and Talon I out there, why not add the Talon II now vs. later.
  3. The Fed Std 595 color numbers for the Proud AMC image (where we transitioned from Sea Foam Green to Blue and Tan) are Beige - # 23531 (semi-gloss) Blue - # 25414 (semi-gloss) You can google Fed Std 595 and actually see color swatches on line. We used Sherwin Williams latex paint (5-gal buckets) when we did refurb on C-141s. I'm sure you can still get the latex (if desired) or other types, i.e. lacquer, polyurethane etc. Most car paint shops should be able to mix it for you with just the Fed Std 595 color above and whatever size package, i.e. pint, quart etc. Good thing is that if you are slightly off in shade, it shouldn't be too big of deal since you are repainting the entire seat and not touching it up/trying to match and existing paint.
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    Yes it was the TC-H. It left DM and went to Waco and was sitting out there being used every so often for flight training and a little flight test bed stuff until they EC program was given an unmodified acft to be used as a true flying test bed. Just curious, when was this photo taken? I was out at Waco Aug 2014 and it was still sitting there at Waco (waiting for final disposition).
  5. Bob check out the Historical Forum...someone has posted a pix of 64-14859 sitting in AMARG. Not sure when the pix was taken though.
  6. My official list from July 2015 no longer lists an E model.
  7. The original sea foam green is Fed Std 595 color number 34424 (should be able to go to any number of places and have them mix it up for you...should even be able to get latex. It may appear blue because in the early 90s, the USAF went to what was called the "Proud AMC Image" which transitioned away from the European 1 exterior paint scheme to the Equipment Excellence system (still in use today). At the same time, they changed the colors of the interior from sea foam green to a blue and tan...I can dig at home tonight to see if I still have the color #s but painting it sea foam green is the more accurate color.
  8. Been back and forth to Yokota a few times, Dyess, Elmo and LR but never a MAFFS acft or to Wyoming.
  9. I'd be curious as to how much fuel would really get to the underfloor area and eventually the flapper valves given the floor panels, D-rings etc are all sealed during installation. Even with the use of Av-DEC tape, there is a requirement for a fillet seal on the floor panels. Different story on J models though, especially if equipped with ECHS (roller conveyor storage in the floor), then fuel or any liquid for that matter will fill the underfloor structure.
  10. AMC has workcards listed in AMCI 21-118, refurb cards for E/H models. LR has something locally for J and the contractor at Hurlburt works off something local. At one time there were official Refurb Workcards, similar to HSC and ISO workcards, that's what I'm looking for. I believe they went away in the early 90s after Desert Shield/Desert Storm when the ops tempo increased due to the long standing efforts in PSAB and other locations.
  11. Does anyone remember what TO the C-130 Refurb Workcards were, i.e. 1C-130A-6WC-xx? Additionally, trying to find a set of these cards if anyone has a set. Thanks Scott
  12. The one in the pix I'm pretty sure is USCG #1721...it had the gray and white paint scheme. USCG 1708 had the newer USCG orange and white paint scheme. The plan was to remove the USCG markings off #1721 and let it go with the existing paint scheme (to be repainted later) so that would appear is what happened.
  13. 7/10/2015 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- A fourth C-130H Hercules was delivered June 20 at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, and its significance can be traced back to planners, program managers, engineers and maintainers at Robins. Prior to its delivery to the Afghan Air Force, it first made a stop here for something quite interesting and unique - the complete separation of the aircraft's nose from its fuselage in March 2014. The move to build a C-130 fleet in support of the AAF - which received its first two C-130s in the fall of 2013 - will bring increased tactical airlift capabilities for troops engaged in various missions, as well as resupply and casualty evacuation capabilities. The new fleet of four C-130s is a complete departure from anything the Afghan Air Force has owned before, according to Lt. Col. Tyler Faulk, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan's Security Assistance Office deputy director. "These C-130s are the Afghan Air Force's first four-engine aircraft with this type of expanded capability," he said. "This fleet allows them to transport supplies or troops within Afghanistan, as well as to partner nations where they can execute missions, trainings and exercises, and a whole host of international activities." With Robins' support, the 560th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, which includes more than 800 personnel, along with the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Support Squadron and 339th Flight Test Squadron, successfully completed 2,890 maintenance operations and logged over 17,904 labor hours on the aircraft. Among those operations were the removal and replacement of the entire nose assembly, accomplishing inspections and maintenance tasks necessary to make the aircraft flight worthy. It also included painting the aircraft, and accomplishing the functional test flight. Because of a hard landing experienced by the C-130H, major structural damage occurred to the aircraft's nose, which was later removed and replaced with a nose from a second donor aircraft that was scheduled to be retired. This unscheduled depot level maintenance nose repair was disassembled at the factory break, and took about three weeks, with the final nose separation taking place in about 90 minutes. "This team took two 1974 model aircraft that were slated for retirement and built a combat ready aircraft to support our foreign military sales partners," said Jim Russell, 560th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron director. "Our maintenance professionals took on this never before performed task and excelled. This just goes to prove the professionals at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex are force multipliers who are willing and ready to support when the call of duty comes our way." The C-130's versatility, including its short takeoff and landing capabilities, makes it an ideal aircraft for use in Afghanistan's rugged terrain. Posted 7/10/2015 by Jenny Gordon Robins Public Affairs View original article... View full article
  14. Anyone know what King Fisher or Fisher King aircraft refers to with regard to HC-130Ns? I'm looking in a database and there is a comment that states this is a Fisher King/King Fisher Aircraft.
  15. For additional information please contact Ken Klusman, kenneth.klusman@us.af.mil, 478- 222-1273.
  16. I think the other two were 74-1675 (#4640) and 74-1677(#4643) both delivered in Oct 2013.
  17. 74-1665 was the one that just arrived...got a new nose from 74-2072.
  18. Looks great! Just curious what kind of paint was used? I assume latex since no one is wearing a respirator, coveralls etc.
  19. FYI The C-130 TCG is pleased to invite you to attend the C-130 International Technical Program Review (ITPR) which will be held in Charleston SC, October 26th – 30th 2015 at the Charleston Area Convention Center. Participation in this annual event provides opportunities for the TCG staff, DOD employees, Commercial Contractors and C-130 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers, to discuss items of common interest and receive information on new or improved technologies important to the worldwide operation of the C-130 aircraft. Registration A special lodging rate of the prevailing Gov’t per-diem rate has been arranged for all participants. You will be provided a link to reserve a hotel room at the special rate upon successful registration to the ITPR. Please register to attend at our website link: ww2.eventrebels.com/er/EventHomePage/CustomPage.jsp?ActivityID=12630&ItemID=50624
  20. FYI Lockheed Martin invites you to attend the 27th Hercules Operators Council (HOC) in Atlanta, Georgia, October 19-22. This annual event offers pertinent briefings on the C-130B-J, L-100 and LM-100J model aircraft and encourages the global Hercules community to share operational, technical, modification and maintenance insights among Hercules owners/operators, suppliers and service centers. Registration/Event Information: HOC 2015 registration opens on June 15 and may be accessed on the HOC website: www.lockheedmartin.com/us/aeronautics/eoc/hoc.html.
  21. Metalbasher

    HOC 2014

    Here is a link for all the HOC proceedings (Years 2013,2011,2010,2010,2009,2008,2007 & 1982)...it's like 6800 slides, 475 MB. http://www.c130mro.com/#!/HOC-Compendium-Volume-No-1/p/50115335/category=12308679 Of course there is a small nominal fee associated with it too...didn't think LMCO was going to give it away did you?
  22. Robins Corrosion Flight (C-130 Paint) in Action 13 WMAZ Special Report http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/local/robins-air-force-base/2015/02/26/behind-the-lines-painting-planes-a-patriotic-duty/24086755/ People recognize the grayish-blue of Air Force aircraft around the world. Many of those planes get their trademark color inside hangars at Robins Air Force Base. The people in the Corrosion Control shop call it their patriotic duty to put a top notch coat of paint on every plane. Inside Building 89, the hands of a 20-man crew fly over, around, and under the body of a C-130 aircraft. Its makeover in the paint shop is the last stop before she returns from maintenance to duty. "We take a lot of pride in making sure the plane does look good," says painter Tim Davis. Davis compares it to an industrial-sized arts and crafts operation replete with stencils and an armory of paint. However, the job lacks the safety of an 8x10 canvas and brush strokes. "It can be a very dangerous process," says Terry Lowe. Lowe says a lot of the action happens 30 feet off the ground. "45 to 50, once you get to the very top," says Davis. Not to mention the plane sways. Davis explains, "You feel the movement of the plane because it's sitting on its struts. It's bouncing just like it would if it was sitting out on the runway." Then, there's the chemicals involved. Electromagnetic guns spray a paint that works like a magnet. Ronnie Harrell says before the new coat of color goes on, the old comes off, or rather oozes off. A powerful chemical eats away at it. High powered pressure washers finish the drill. "I relate my job to being like a coach on a football field," says he says. Harrell, a supervisor, moves his men across every inch, no crack, no cranny left uncovered. Terry Lowe says, "May seem like a lot of confusion. You have people everywhere." Their meticulous work seals out corrosion, lengthening the life of the aircraft, and if the job's not done right, the Air Force will know. The crew inks their signature on every one. "That marking is to let everyone in the world know where this great aircraft was painted. That's Robins Air Force Base," says Davis. "There is a sense of patriotic duty that I feel when I'm painting this aircraft, because for me, this is my America. This my airplane." And Davis says there's no detail too small, no job too big to support those who serve. "That's what makes it all worthwhile," Davis says. Painting and detailing the aircraft takes about a week. Each C-130 needs about 150 of those stencils before leaving the hangar and going back into service.
  23. He did end up with a confirmed Mig Kill...it appears just savvy flying, he made it through valley and the Mig didn't.
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