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C-130A HERCULES TAIL NUMBERS OF THE VNAF

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A C-130A flew from Con Son Island?-this is news to me-can anyone throw any light on where this information came from?BoHD can you tell us this source???

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My roommate, Sgt, Bob Malott, was the Crew Chief on 57-0472 in '68. I have a couple of pictures of her with bullet holes somewhere.

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On 8/1/2014 at 4:12 PM, airfix1338 said:

hello all,i have just found a picture of C-130A 54-01640 in an old edition of AIR EXTRA issue 26 page 6 and the camouflage matches a picture on this website showing the aircraft in VNAF service coded HCO-there is even the faint outline of the VNAF star and bar on the rear fuselage! does anyone have any thoughts or comments on this?

C-130A 54-1640 was a "Snub-Nose" that was later at Willow Grove ARF,PA in 1975. I flew that a few times as an Flt Engineer. It flew great during a Europe run we made from the US.   EFLTatCCK

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I was crew chief of 55-034. 927 TAG, Slfridge AFB in 11972. I was on the mission to take the airplane to Tan Son Nhut. We left Selfridge 10/27/72 and arrived 0n 11/03. The aircraft came home and went to storage at Kirtland AFB. I'm searching for a pic of my bird after the ARVN AF painted their insignia on it. 

I have been asked to write an article about that trip and would love to have a pic of 55-034 in Vietnam

Tomlpi49@yahoo.com 

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Hello-this aircraft was coded HCE of the 435 Transport Squadron 53 Tactical Wing VNAF at TAN SON NHUT Air Base and escaped on 29 4 75 to U Tapao AFB Thailand.A picture of this aircraft in black and white is on the vnafmamn website.

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Correction-this aircraft was in Singapore along with 4 others being repaired when the Republic of Viet Nam fell-they were all repaired and claimed back by the USAF and flown to Guam then on to the USA-most re-entered USAF service and others went to MASDC.

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Hello All,this is my newly updated list of the VNAF C-130A HERCULES serial numbers and tailcodes. 54-01631/???  54-01634/GZP  54-01640/HCO  55-00001/GZB  55-00002/???  55-00005/GZC  55-00006/???  55-00008/HCC  55-00012/GZH  55-00013/HCD  55-00016/GZE  55-00017/???  55-00027/GZA  55-00034/HCE  55-00045/HCA  56-00476/HCI  56-00479/GZM  56-00481/???  56-00482/HCK  56-00483/???   56-00489/GZJ  56-00495/???  56-00500/HCL  56-00505/GZL  56-00518/HCM  56-00519/GZP  56-00521/HCH  56-00524/???  56-00532/GZN  56-00542/GZI  56-00543/GZD  56-00545/HCP  57-00460/HCF  57-00465/???  57-00472/HC?  As can be seen there are a lot of missing Tailcodes from this list of the 435 TS coded HCA-HCP and the 437 TS GZA-GZP.If anyone can add to or correct this list please reply,thankyou regards Simon.

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Hello All,here is my very latest updated list of VNAF C-130A HERCULES serial numbers and tailcodes.   54-01631/???  54-01634/GZP 54-01640/HCO  55-00001/GZB  55-00002/???  55-00005/GZC   55-00006/???   55-00008/HCC   55-00012/GZH   55-00013/HCD   55-00016/GZE   55-00017/???   55-00027/GZA   55-00034/HCE   55-00045/HCA   56-00476/HCI   56-00479/GZM   56-00481/GZK  56-00482/HCK   56-00483/???   56-00489/GZJ   56-00495/???  56-00500/HCL   56-00505/GZL    56-00518/HCM   56-00519/GZP   56-00521/HCH   56-00524/???   56-00532/GZN   56-00542/GZO   56-00543/GZD   56-00545/HCP   57-00460/HCF   57-00465/???   57-00472/HC?   As before if anyone has any information updates or corrections please reply to fill in the gaps of THE REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM AIR FORCE 435 TS HCA-HCP and 437 TS GZA-GZP, thankyou.

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