Metalbasher Posted September 18, 2020 Share Posted September 18, 2020 C-130 “Hulk” demolished after 40 years at Hanscom By Lauren Russell, 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs / Published September 17, 2020 HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The 66th Logistic Readiness Squadron oversaw the demolition of the static C-130 Hercules “Hulk” here Sept. 15. The 94-and-a-half-foot long airframe has been at Hanscom since 1982, and served as grounds for the 57th and 85th Aerial Port Squadrons cargo loading and offloading training. After the 85 APS deactivated in 2009, “Hulk” was left behind. “It’s been nothing more than a relic on the base for the last ten years,” said Bill Perkins, 66 LRS Material Management and Fuels Flight chief. “It was time.” The demolition team completely gutted ‘old 5019,’ as it was referred to by its tail number, before dismantling the entire frame. Perkins said the shrapnel is off to the scrap yard, and all internal landing gear and equipment was destroyed so it cannot be reused. “It is a bit of sad ending for a war bird like that one,” said Perkins. “It did its job.” Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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