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Good luck, I found nothing in the books. If it were an accurate model, it wouldn't have them since the system was removed many moons ago. You may have the best pic of them. That tail # isn't even on the list of the seven aircraft that was supposed to have it, according to the GS-25-1.

 

 

 

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On 5/26/2022 at 4:33 PM, tinyclark said:

Good luck, I found nothing in the books. If it were an accurate model, it wouldn't have them since the system was removed many moons ago. You may have the best pic of them. That tail # isn't even on the list of the seven aircraft that was supposed to have it, according to the GS-25-1.

 

 

 

Tiny, Due to boredom, went searching via images for tail numbers with the ODS installed.

69 5820, 5823, 5826, 5827, 5828, 5830, 5831, 5832, 5833

65 0962,  0968, 0974, 0982, 0983, 0984, 

66 0221

Those are the ones I could find, so suspect most of the HC-130 fleet had them.  Although I do remember some didn't since we used the ods to remove benson tanks and can remember from that.

Gary

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On 5/26/2022 at 3:33 PM, tinyclark said:

Good luck, I found nothing in the books. If it were an accurate model, it wouldn't have them since the system was removed many moons ago. You may have the best pic of them. That tail # isn't even on the list of the seven aircraft that was supposed to have it, according to the GS-25-1.

 

 

 

Unless you’re building one from the 1960s-80s when they had them installed.  

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On 5/29/2022 at 12:17 PM, talons1555 said:

Tiny, Due to boredom, went searching via images for tail numbers with the ODS installed.

69 5820, 5823, 5826, 5827, 5828, 5830, 5831, 5832, 5833

65 0962,  0968, 0974, 0982, 0983, 0984, 

66 0221

Those are the ones I could find, so suspect most of the HC-130 fleet had them.  Although I do remember some didn't since we used the ods to remove benson tanks and can remember from that.

Gary

Always goes to show you how accurate the books are.

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3 hours ago, tinyclark said:

Maybe check the Lockheed News issues for better pics. 

I looked at a few of those issues, didn't really see anything.   The removal of the ODS was at depot level, but would think there is a tcto number for that.   I really don't think he will ever find anything even close to what he has.  Such as it is.  

Have a good day.

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We had 10 Rescue birds at Hill AFB Ut. in 1971 when we stood up The 1550 ATTW. Had H. N and P models and all of them had the ODS rails. And as stated before we used the winch on the ODS to lift the end of the 1800gal. tanks and drag them to the end of the ramp. We also removed the Fulton booms on the nose at Hill as they made too much noise and no one was qualified on the system anymore.  Some tails, 971 and 851 and 224 I think. Been so many years ago. We crew chiefs were trained on the IFR pods also, what a mess when the hose unwound inside the pod. Max hacksaw time.

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