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    • L3 wins $500m contract to upgrade avionics on 176 C-130Hs
      L3 Technologies has been awarded a $500 million contract for a major avionics upgrade of 176 Lockheed Martin C-130H tactical transports flown by the US Air National Guard and US Air Force (USAF) Reserve Command.

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    • Lockheed Martin Delivers First HC-130J Combat King II to New York Air National Guard
      Lockheed Martin Delivers First HC-130J Combat King II to New York Air National Guard

      106th Rescue Wing Recapitalizing Legacy HC-130 Fleet With Four HC-130Js

      "The HC-130 Hercules aircraft has been an essential part of the 106th’s Rescue Wing’s fleet for many decades, supporting these brave Airmen in meeting their mission requirements time and time again.” -Ray Burick

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    • AFSOC gets latest, most advanced AC-130J gunship
      The latest version of the AC-130J Ghostrider gunship has been delivered to the 4th Special Operations Squadron.

      The 1st Special Operations Wing said in a news release Wednesday that the gunship is the first Block 30 Ghostrider for Air Force Special Operations Command and U.S. Special Operations Command. It was delivered to the 4th SOS — which is based at Hurlburt Field in Florida — in a small unveiling ceremony at Bob Skies Airport in Crestview, Florida.
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    • USAF to undertake centre-wing replacement of Hercules airlifters
      The USAF is to award Lockheed Martin a contract to replace the centre-wing section on an undisclosed number of C-130J/C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft. Source: IHS Markit/Patrick Allen

      The US Air Force (USAF) has awarded Lockheed Martin a sole-source contract to replace the centre-wing section on an undisclosed number of C-130J/C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft, the service disclosed on 3 March.

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    • Laser pointed at US military cargo plane in Tokyo sparks local police probe
      Japanese police have opened an investigation after someone pointed a laser at two Yokota-based C-130J cargo aircraft Monday evening.

      The incidents occurred near Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo at around 6:30 p.m., a Fussa Police Department spokesman said Wednesday.

      A green laser targeted the Super Hercules from the ground somewhere in the Tokyo town of Mizuho, according to the Mainichi newspaper. It did not cause any damage or injuries and the aircraft did not change course.
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  • Lockheed C130A 322nd Air Division(1959).

    Hello everyone, I would have liked to have explanations about these strange markings on the tail of this plane. Thanks for your help. Laurent.

    LAURENT
    LAURENT
    C-130 Historical

    External Fuel Tank Minimum Thickness

    382-28-24 Lightning Protection For Tanks With Wall Thickness Less Than 0.080 Inch

    miamiair
    miamiair
    C-130 Technical

    Rainbow fitting cracks

    Can anyone provide me the service bulletin on this?

    eliasafr
    eliasafr
    C-130 Technical

    New USAF Base in Niger Begins Limited Operations

    New USAF Base in Niger Begins Limited Operations 8/15/2019 —Brian Everstine   USAF airmen assigned to the 409th Air Expeditionary Group watch as a C-130J Super Hercules taxis in at Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Niger, on Aug. 3, 2019. The C-130 landing marked the next step in airfield evaluations by starting Visual Flight Rules operations at the base. Air Force photo by SSgt. Devin Boy

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    Metalbasher
    2019

    RPM fluctuation during decending

    If fluctuation is in all modes,Most probably cause of valve housing. 

    Ahmer
    Ahmer
    C-130 Technical

    RPM fluctuation during decending

    Every time during decending rpm travel 99.5 to 100.5 at all modes ( Mechanical and normal mode even synchrophaser off) with frequency. Fuel flow and tit stable and no fluctuations. Rpm stable at level flight and on ground.   

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