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  • core_pfield_11
    C-130H: 1st MAPS, Dyess, 1978-1981. C-130E: 7405th Ops Sq, Rhein-Main (Ther Berlin For Lunch Bunch), 1982-1987. C-130E: 41st TAS, 39th TAS, 317th TAW, 23 Wg, 1988-1992. 9th AF Stan/Eval, Shaw AFB, 1993-1996. HQ AFMC Stan/Eval, Eglin AFB, 1997-2000. HQ AFMC/DO, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2000 -2004
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  1. Hush

    Happy Birthday Herc!

    On this day in 1954, marked the first flight of the C-130 Hercules! Some interesting history from Wikipedia: Background and requirements The Korean War showed that World War II-era piston-engine transports—Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcars, Douglas C-47 Skytrains and Curtiss C-46 Commandos—were no longer adequate. Thus, on 2 February 1951, the United States Air Force issued a General Operating Requirement (GOR) for a new transport to Boeing, Douglas, Fairchild, Lockheed, Martin, Chase Aircraft, North American, Northrop, and Airlifts Inc. The new transport would have a capacity of 92
  2. Below is a link from a web site called The War Zone about the 130J demo (Forget The Fighters, Lockheed's LM-100J Super Hercules Demo Slayed At Farnborough). It also has some additional 130J videos on the demo pilot, MAFFS and The Four Horsemen. http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22238/forget-the-fighters-lockheeds-lm-100j-super-hercules-demo-slayed-at-farnborough
  3. he Air Force plans to fly its war-tested 1950s-era C-130 aircraft well into the 2030s By Kris Osborn - Warrior Maven The Air Force plans to fly its war-tested 1950s-era C-130 aircraft well into the 2030s and beyond through a sweeping, multi-pronged technical overhaul, designed to enable the propeller-flown aircraft to perform its high-risk troop transport and combat support missions for decades to come. While t
  4. Link: https://news.usni.org/2018/04/02/congress-accelerates-funding-new-navy-c-130t-propeller-replacement-program?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB 4/3/18&utm_term=Editorial - Military - Early Bird Brief Article if the link is broken: The Navy will regain a significant heavy airlift capability a bit sooner than anticipated, after lawmakers accelerated funding needed to get the service’s fleet of C-130T aircraft back in the air. The four-engine turboprop C-130T aircraft is t
  5. Excellent article on the Mighty Herc from AF Times: https://www.airforcetimes.com/off-duty/military-culture/2018/01/24/the-c-130-hercules-is-the-perfect-airlifter/?utm_source=clavis
  6. From the web site, This Day In Aviation (https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/) August 23, 2017Aviation53-3397, Allison Division of General Motors, Allison Model 501-D13, Allison T56-A-9, First Flight, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed YC-130 Hercules, Prototype, Roy Wimmer, Stanley Beltz, Test Pilot, Transport The first prototype Lockheed YC-130 Hercules, 53-3397, takes of from the Lockheed Air terminal, Burbank, California, 23 August 1954. (Lockheed Martin) 23 August 1954: The first of two Lockheed YC-130 Hercules four-engine tr
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  8. You are correct, as usual, Ron Dogers. Hush
  9. Butch is a good airman - we were stationed together at the 463rd at dyess in 79 - 82 - don't piss off his wife Brenda! Hush
  10. It was left in 6N because it was assumed that you would be opening the ramp first. That is why you move it from the #6 to the #1 position which slightly raises the ramp and retracts the locks, then the #2 position which lowers the ramp, then to #3 (neutral). The #4 position raises the ramp while the number 5 position extends the locks. Its been many years, but I believe the sequence is correct - cannot remember what the -1, -9 (or 55-130) specified regarding the sequence, but some document specified the selector valve was suppose to be left in the 6N position. Again, many years h
  11. Hush

    C-130E 64-0500

    In addition to the DIRCM test bed in the late 90's at Eglin (which I flew on), it was also the original Quiet Knight program.
  12. Air Force Pilot MIA From Vietnam War is Identified The Department of Defense announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Air Force Maj. Curtis Daniel Miller of Palacios, Texas, will be buried on March 29 in the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. Miller was part of a 14-man aircrew, all of which are now accounted-for. Remains that could not be individually identified are included in a group that will be buried togeth
  13. regarding Dan's last post: Keep in mind that the J was sold to the AF when idiot McPeek was the Chief and Sheila Widnell was SECAF. McPeek believed that all military aircraft could be commercial unless of course it was a fighter and I believe he encouraged LMart to that extent. Hush
  14. Have read with interest the debate - many sound, good arguments can be made regarding R&D and industry. My two cents: First, the "acquisition holiday" of the Clinton years and everyones desire to reap the cost benefits of winning the cold war drove the industry to consolidation. That is why you saw the defense industry move into a decade of M&S (Mergers and Acquisitions - an example is Northrop acquiring Grumman and Newport News Ship Building). Second, industry is reluctant to commit R&D funds (known as Internal R and D - or IRAD) without a JROC approved requirements document
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