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  1. Looking through Bob Daley's gallery the last H model is a Japanese air force bird tail #85-1086 c/n 5435, Next up is an RAAF J model with c/n 5440
  2. Looks good, Think you can climb up top and tell us how many formation lights are on the wings?
  3. At this point all I can say is go with what the manual is telling you.
  4. I see what you mean there is a difference between wings in the photo. Those arrows are pointing at the form lights on the right wing. also that bird has the original B model wings. Marine birds got upgraded with new outer wings in the 80's but they still had the form lights.
  5. I'm going on memory here, But I remember the wing formation lights being aft of the fuel tank access panels on the outer wings. Size wise they where more like 3 maybe 4 inches at the most. 8 inch seems more the size of a landing light. Those are dry-bay access panels behind the engines they where set into a larger stress panel for maintenance.
  6. KC 130 F (B Models) had tubes in just about everything in the under deck rack.
  7. Gonna need a lot of elbow grease to buff this one out, poor girl.
  8. All aboard both planes survived, But I don't think they will be able to buff that out.
  9. Marine air crews where using still them in the late 80's. And the loads had slip-sticks.
  10. Its so you can check your hair and your shades before stepping out the crew entrance door.
  11. -7 and -17 engines differ in that the turbine section is 3 stage (-7) versus 4 stage in newer versions cant really see any difference from the ground. E models typically have a/c unit scoops flush to the right side fuselage along with a gtc with clam shell doors by the left wheel well. Most H and up models have an a/c scoop that sticks out of the fuselage and right wheel well fairing along with an apu in place of the gtc that has a flap like panel that opens up at an angle when it's operating. And to further confuse you different services have their own avionics set ups.
  12. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/chile-plane-missing-human-remains-and-debris-c-130-hercules-air-force-plane-today-2019-12-12/ Unfortunate, Bird is former KC130R 160628. RIP to crew and pax.
  13. I cant help you with the black box it's an Air Force specific system, The Hydraulic panel is the control panel for the aft cargo door and ramp. Are you putting together your own air craft?
  14. https://www.brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com/notices/MGySgtEttore-DiCandiaIIRet?fbclid=IwAR24KtUOUg0b-a8po--UivtAXBdH5xJa2TVkN2CaDXzCzJwhExpVPzMXXH8 Top Dicandia was a mentor and an inspiration for us in Marine aviation for many years, RIP Top.
  15. I think he spent too much time on the wash rack.
  16. That you Festus? Condolences for your brother
  17. Best seat in the house! Now some do gooder will probably publish some regulations against it.
  18. New paint scheme? That could be dressed up nice with some contrast markings.
  19. And the old girl is pretty much Marine proof!
  20. Christmas weekend 1982 got hit with the duty section and was given a back to back wash-rack to stay busy with. Kinda took the bloom off of my holiday spirit. Merry Christmas all!
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