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Robert Podboy

Feats of Hercules

New missile muscle

now for NATO bases!

The mighty Lockheed C-130 HERCULES can transport 90% of all types of missiles now operational with, and under development for the U. S. Armed Forces. The HERCULES will fly missile cargoes non-stop for distances over 3400 nautical miles, at cruse speed of 305 knots.

The rugged “go anywhere, haul anything” capabilities of America’s first prop-jet combat cargo carrier add new strength to NATO supply lines – at a time when these far-flung bases are more vital to the free world than ever before.

In addition to “beefing up” the global mobility of the Armed Forces, the HERCULES is making new friends for the United States by its prodigious feats. Example: a C-130 of the 322nd Air Division, 317th Troop Carrier Wing, Evreux-Fauville Air Base, France, transported a 28,700 pound generator from Laon, France, to where it was badly needed to supply electric power in Adana, Turkey – and flew the 1981 nautical miles non-stop in less than seven hours.

Like all Lockheed designed and built aircraft, the C-130 HERCULES can be counted upon to do its assigned jobs with outstanding ability, no matter how difficult the task

That’s why –


means leadership


Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

GEORGIA DIVISION, Marietta, Georgia, U. S. A.



Reference publication: Flight April 25th 1958

Thanks to Dave Robinson for this Hi Res ad


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