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  1. \"I\'ve only actually seen it on our manuals, like the 1C-130(H)H-2-11.\"

    The H(H)designations in pubs started with the AF and the Rescue birds built in the 60s for ARRS. -15 engines, GTC, yokes and Benson tanks, etc.

    The (H) designation also showed up once when we had our own Dash one printed by the AF. It was an odd thing 1C-130B(H)-1 (not to be confused with the old AF pub that included our HC-130B ).

    We started using our own CG dash one in 1982. Combined a few checklists, etc.

    As for the -7 engines on new airframes, that was all money and politics driven. It was found that it was cheaper to by new airframes rather than upgrade the corrosion riddled \"Bs\" (12) \"E\" (1) and HC-130H (3). Also looming over us was the fact we could have gotten stuck with a different airframe and that would not have been a good thing. So the program was devised called PILOC (procurement in leu of conversion). We lots of spare C130 parts and the ones that topped the heap were engines.

    Rumor had it some Congressman asked why the CG was buying new C130s when the Navy Reserve was sending P-3As to the desert (typical).

    Over the years many of the components of the -7 engines were upgraded to -15 standards (ie gearboxes) so the final upgrade to -15 engines on the 1700-1709 airframes was much less expensive than other operators were facing.

  2. Bob, Thanks for the detailed updates. My info came from the excel spread sheet dated in 2007 and foggy memories. Nice to see the old hardware put to good use.

    Our 1603 airframe was broken apart at Elizabeth City, NC. The 1601 and 1602 are still in storage (?). The plan was to use the 1603 cockpit for an in-house prototype for our own AMP.

    Fond memories of the \"B\" model.

  3. There were 12 HC-130B CG Hercs.

    1339 Scrapped AMARC(remains to Charlotte A/C NC)

    1340 AMARC to National Aircraft(Broken up at National)

    1341 Lackland AFB (a trainer? maybe this is the one??)

    1342 Davis Mothan (to National A/C Tucson Broken up)

    1344 AMARC (to National A/C Tucson Broken up)

    1345 AMARC (BAE Waco AMP Mock up)

    1346 Cherry Point Load trainer, possibly scrapped?

    1347 AMARC (National A/C Tucson Broken up)

    1348 Buenois Aires derelict(?Interesting, last reported at Long Beach CA used as an AMP Mock up by Boeing)

    1349 Broken up 1997 (by National A/C Tucson)

    1350 Little Rock AFB (load trainer?)(Reported the same as 1351 below)

    1351 Was a medivac trainer at Westover AFB, now Western Aviation( Cockpit reported as simulator at Reflectone in Tampa FL. Fuselage in Western International Yard Tucson)

    (Notes in () by Bob Daley from Lars Olausson and National)

    1348 was reused by the USAF after we dropped it off at MASDEC (my only trip there)

  4. I think someone was told to put the decal right side up because it looked prettier with the door open!

    It was interesting to see a L-100 without the crew door jettison mechanism.

  5. The \"J\" prop blows more air over the wing. During flight test, there was no buffet before the stall. They ended up having to install a stick shaker system. Angle of attack probe is mounted on the aft kick window blank.

  6. I hope it is not the loop; it takes a while to change it. Sometimes it can be the control box in the dry bay, but as intermittent as this is, Bahroni is probably right.

    Don\'t forget to check the sections of loop in the horse collar. As with the engine wash question, was anyone recently poking around in the nacelle?

  7. Coast Guard HC-130Js; three airframes have had \"H\" externals installed. The work cards called for GTF-6 Fuel quantity tester to be used. We worked on prototyping the USCG Maintenance Procedure Cards for that system. The GTF-6 connects to a box in the \"hayloft\" that takes all the analog fuel quantity inputs and coverts to a digital signal(s) to be sent though the magical data bus, on to the land of the two man flight station (via fail-safe mission computers?). No need to send data to the SPR panel.

    As far as performance; I have \"heard\" that low level performance was not as good as expected with the externals. Low level is where the CG earns much of its fight pay. I think the 23 hour endurance mentioned in some Lockheed briefs was for point A-B?

  8. Surprised me when it was announced they would move to Elmendorf. What a nice facility they have at Anchorage Int. I think someone very powerful wants that land at the airport?

  9. I can\'t remember how much they cost, but we got them through normal supply sources. I don\'t think we ordered them from our central aviation supply in the Coast Guard. Probably from a military depot. I don\'t think they were a GSA catalog item.

    We\'ll swap a few parts around, and maybe order the gaskets, but I don\'t think we repaired many anymore, like the old days.

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