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planogram #1 Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

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"The C-130 Hercules holds the record for the largest and heaviest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier. In October and November 1963, a USMC KC-130F (BuNo 149798), bailed to the US Naval Air Test Center, made 21 unarrested landings and take-offs on the USS Forrestal at a number of different weights. The pilot, LT (later RADM) James Flatley III, USN, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation. The tests were highly successful, but the idea was considered too risky for routine "Carrier Onboard Delivery" (COD) operations. Instead, the C-2 Greyhound was developed as a dedicated COD aircraft. (The Hercules used in the test, most recently in service with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron 352 (VMGR-352) until 2005, is now part of the collection of the National Museum of Naval Aviation at NAS Pensacola, Florida.)"



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Looks almost the same as the AC-130. Did Lockheed made C-130?

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planogram #3 Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

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The majority of Hercs are C-130s, with the C representing Cargo. The AC-130 is equipped with arms (Cannons, Gatling Guns, etc) making it an Attack and Cargo aircraft or essentially Attack-Cargo-130.

Other designations include F for fighter, B for Bomber, R for Recon, etc etc.

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View Postplanogram, on 16 February 2013 - 11:56 PM, said:

The majority of Hercs are C-130s, with the C representing Cargo. The AC-130 is equipped with arms (Cannons, Gatling Guns, etc) making it an Attack and Cargo aircraft or essentially Attack-Cargo-130.

Other designations include F for fighter, B for Bomber, R for Recon, etc etc.

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You didnt even answer my question. I said did Lockheed made the C-130. I know Lockheed made the AC-130.

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planogram #5 Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:43 AM

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Oh sorry lol, yes Lockheed made the C-130. Its the same aircraft as the AC-130, just without armament.

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View Postplanogram, on 17 February 2013 - 01:43 AM, said:

Oh sorry lol, yes Lockheed made the C-130. Its the same aircraft as the AC-130, just without armament.

Ohhh so that's why they look the same.

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Nusspickle #7 Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:18 AM

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Nice video, I'd have never thought it possible without seeing it.

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View PostLightningStriker911, on 16 February 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:

Looks almost the same as the AC-130. Did Lockheed made C-130?

View PostLightningStriker911, on 17 February 2013 - 06:10 PM, said:

Ohhh so that's why they look the same.


Honestly not sure if you are trolling or not here...



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bearrick #9 Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

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The aircraft was designed from early models for relatively short landings and short takeoffs.  The plane function in military contracts was to be able to get virtually anything virtually anywhere. It's the big reason why it's one of the longest built and serviced planes.

The flaps are proportionally larger than similar sized aircraft and at full extension could easily force level flight into a stall if engine power was not compensated. The engines were designed much like their comparisons used in Hueys and could create a lot of torque very quickly.

There was however, a failed attempt to dramatically increase the natural capabilities of the Hercules when US officials were conceiving ways to rescue the embassy hostages in Iran.
http://www.military....s/912500478001/

But because it crashed, the rocket thruster idea got scrubbed.

The only way its carrier record can ever be broken is if future carriers are made bigger and a new, bigger plane is tested for operations.

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planogram #10 Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

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I saw a few clips of that C-130H (Hostage), it was a neat idea, it would be amazing to see it do its thing in person, too bad it crashed...

vac_mo #11 Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

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when I was in Nam I flew into Hue/Phu Bai on a C-130 the runway had been damaged by a rocket attack.I was in the cockpit , pilot said hang on were doing a short runway landing. As we flew over the threshold of the runway he threw the props in reverse and applied full power lucky I had the seatbelt on or i would have had a great view with my face stuck to the windscreen.That was the ride of a lifetime.

That was how they did it landing on the carrier no hook or arresting gear just full reverse.

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planogram #12 Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:49 PM

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Neat story Vac

The C-17 Globemaster has the the ability to throw all its engines in reverse during flight, the cool thing about it is that it is certified to do so.

andywb26 #13 Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

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Amazing! I didn't know they were capable of this. I knew that Fat Albert of the Blue Angels used to use JATO and take off quick, but I didn't know they could just land on aircraft carriers.

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View PostCrag_r, on 24 February 2013 - 08:23 AM, said:

Honestly not sure if you are trolling or not here...

I am not trolling... I'm serious...

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View PostLightningStriker911, on 05 March 2013 - 10:55 PM, said:

I am not trolling... I'm serious...

You never heard of the C-130 before this? It has been the work horse of the USAF and other Air-forces for the past 60 years.



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View PostCrag_r, on 06 March 2013 - 12:56 AM, said:

You never heard of the C-130 before this? It has been the work horse of the USAF and other Air-forces for the past 60 years.

Call of Duty syndrome, dude.



The OP's video is pretty cool, amazing all the things C-130s can do.

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Warhorse01 #17 Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:40 PM

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I have countless hours both working on and flying on this plane. Hard to believe the old F models have finally been retired and replaced by the J model. 147573 was the oldest active mission flying aircraft in the department of the navy. It was in service for nearly 50 years. It deployed with me to second gulf war. The C-130 is a work horse and still remains as the most versatile aircraft in the world. I miss being around them. 149798, and B00 are just a couple of the special ones. Anyone in the Marine Corps KC-130 community knows the story of B00.i

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I was at the Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul IL and I could of sworn that one of the veterans who volunteered there told me that it was the Lockheed Warning Star.  Needless to say I can't even find any information about them being carrier based aircraft, and that video of the C-130 takes the cake!

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glennboatman #19 Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:03 AM

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thats friggen awesome.
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888scar888 #20 Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

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