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  2. We had at one time 10 "E" models starting with serial # 637776, we also had 2 -"E" 621809 I think was 1 of them anyway The E-4 Autopilot Amplifier was tubed and on long flights the crew would have to shut down the A/P because of tubes overheating and the axis's would spike, rolls, porpusing, etc etc. In 1991 after returning from desert mod teams came in and Satcom and GPS, along with NEW Autopilot which was all digital was installed in our Heres. We were lucky because back in the 80s all our Hercs had the wings and wing boxes replaced which extended their life. In 2005 Pope, Little Rock, and D
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  4. I can remember the APN 59 Radar System (I think the photo is theRT 289) , the ARN 6 ADF System , the VOR system , and the APN 70 LORAN System off the top of my head. Can’t recall if the ARN 21 Tacan System was tube based. I believe most of the Autopilot , Doppler , and Radio Systems were tube based until they were upgraded to solid state or digital components
  5. KC 130 F (B Models) had tubes in just about everything in the under deck rack.
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  7. What early C-130 systems had vacuum tubes?
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  9. I have no idea whether the Special Assignment Airlift (SAM) missions, Heavy Jump/Sage Owl, flown by the 374 TAW during the 80's are still classified. Probably. 1598 avoided the beer can material fate. https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/05/02/aircraft-retired-flight-hours/83847258/ https://www.dvidshub.net/video/461674/c-130-retirement-broll Nice to see that. Kudos to the 120th Airlift Wing guys! 1597 Was at Birmingham last info I've seen from the roster on this website
  10. I am preparing a Disability Claim to submit to the VA and came across this Site. After reading almost all of the posts I am hoping this may be a way to locate others who served with me at Pope Air Force Base between 1975 and 1986. I remember several names but have not been able to locate anyone yet. I arrived at Pope in the summer of 1975 as an AIC and left in March 1986 as a TSGT. My name is Steve (Andy) Anderson. I was part of the maintenance team that left the C-130s at Rheinmein AB in 1977. I participated in 13 back-to-back rotations to Mildenhall England along with numerous othe
  11. Martha Stewart's Way Vs. My Way: Martha's way #1: Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. My way: Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for pete's sake, you are probably laying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway. You know we don't have anything better to do. Martha's way #2: Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you'll get perfectly shaped pancakes e
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  13. Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language? Let's face it English is a stupid language. There is no egg in the eggplant No ham in the hamburger And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England French fries were not invented in France. We sometimes take English for granted But if we examine its paradoxes we find that Quicksand takes you down slowly
  14. There is an ABCCC Association website that may answer all of your questions. The address is: http://abcccassociation.org/index.html Ken Witkin Command CMSGT, USAF, (Ret.)
  15. Still sitting there rotting away...worthless condition now, acft and all the spares inside. Word is that after Kadafi was killed, Libya inquired about these and what it would take to restore them...they were laughed at.
  16. It is over 4 years since my post above, and I have still not seen anything regarding the missions we flew in the '80s out of Clark AB. That mission was very different from the other E-flight missions that have been broadly discussed, but to this date I have heard only silence. Does anything know if this mission has ever become unclassified? I can understand why if not, but I am hoping to tell the story some day...
  17. Hi, somebody have recent informations about the fate of the 8 Libyan at Marietta ?
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  19. airfix1338 i want to say thank you for your research and pulling together of the serials for the VNAF. i am a flight sim modder active within the StrikeFighters2 community at CombatAce.com i have been working on creating historical skins for the C-130 of all major users that could be represented in game. the VNAF Hercules have been under represented in game despite the game being out for 20+ years and a C-130A model for 17+ years. your research and sharing it here have been a big help prelimminary work on the new skin note: this is not an ad for the game, even though
  20. Pulled and tested all brake shuttle valves. One was leaking pretty bad from emergency to normal. Hoping that was it! thanks for the help guys.
  21. Have you checked the PPDU/LVPS circuit breakers?
  22. Hello! We’ve recently ran into an issue on our C130J with a get home control panel lighting. The panel lights up and is fully operation with external power, however on just battery power the lighting is inop. It will still transmit, but the lighting is completely inop. We’ve ohms checked most associated wiring good, swapped get home control panels, BAU, as well as the emer lighting module to no avail. anyone have any experience with something similar or have any input? thanks!
  23. helo guys i would like to share a small experience with and have some feedbacks. well,after a completion of a flight, we were performing the engine shutdown check list and the parking brake was set , but just after pulling the engine condition levers to ground stop the aircraft start rolling!!!! the aircraft was was parked in a downslope area and the shocks were not inserted yet but there is nothing specified in the flight manual that the aircraft may move in such circumstances!!! thanks for sharing
  24. i know that accumulators provide brake pressure but my question is : why the aircraft start to roll? since the park brake is set, the brakes should retain the aircraft even if the EDP stop runnnig!!!
  25. UTY/AUX Accumulators Pressure is available for application of brake pressure. Best Regards Munir Abbasi
  26. i'm wondering if the park brake is effective without system pressurised. actually , i parked the aircraft facing a downslope but when we shut down the engines the aircraft started to roll!!! which was freaking!!!! have anyone experienced that before or have any explanation?
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  28. Hi munir , I am talking about the device, I think it tests the fuel manifold leak. Its pressure is maximum 60 psi.
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