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Lockheed C-130A 'Hercules'

Description
Notes: High wing, medium range transport (4 CREW, 92 TROOPS, OR 70 LITTERS) .
  Manufacturer:Lockheed


  Base model:C-130
  Designation:C-130
  Version:A
  Nickname:Hercules
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1925-1962
  Basic role:Transport
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Specifications
  Length: 97' 9" 29.7 m
  Height:38' 3" 11.6 m
  Wingspan: 132' 7" 40.4 m
  Wingarea: 1,745.0 sq ft 162.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 59,328 lb 26,906 kg
  Gross Weight: 108,000 lb 48,979 kg
  Max Weight: 124,200 lb 56,326 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 4
  Powerplant: Allison T56-A-1A (or -9)
  Horsepower (each): 3750

Performance
  Range: 2,090 miles 3,365 km
  Cruise Speed: 328 mph 0 km/h 0 kt
  Max Speed: 384 mph 618 km/h 334 kt
  Climb: 2,570 ft/min 783 m/min
  Ceiling: 41,300 ft 12,588 m

Known serial numbers
53-3129 / 53-3135, 54-1621 / 54-1640, 55-0001 / 55-0045, 55-0046 / 55-0048, 56-0468 / 56-0488, 56-0489 / 56-0509 , 56-0510 / 56-0530 , 56-0531 / 56-0551 , 57-0453 / 57-0483 , 57-496 / 57-497 , 57-498 / 57-509

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Dyess Linear Air ParkDyess AFBTexas
Little Rock AFBLittle Rock AFBArkansas
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Selfridge Military Air MuseumSelfridge ANG BasMichigan

C-130A on display

Dyess Linear Air Park

Little Rock AFB

Museum of Aviation

Pima Air & Space Museum

Selfridge Military Air Museum
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Robert jernigan
 Hampton, VA
Hi. Anyone know sgt hallie d jernigan He was a flight engineer on c119g then c130a. Stationed at Ashiya Air Force base 1955-1960. Robert jernigan. Ashiyaafb@aol.com
08/22/2015 @ 15:47 [ref: 69221]
 Robert jernigan
 Hampton, VA
Hi. Anyone know sgt hallie d jernigan He was a flight engineer on c119g then c130a. Stationed at Ashiya Air Force base 1955-1960. Robert jernigan. Ashiyaafb@aol.com
08/22/2015 @ 15:46 [ref: 69220]
 Paul Buck, First Officer - Internat
 Mesa, AZ
The venerable A-model is still on the job. www.internationalairresponse.com
02/27/2015 @ 10:05 [ref: 68956]
 Tony Ryan
 Wingham NSW, OTH
Like many who had the experience of crewing the C130A I hold many fond memories of the hours (4215 as F/E) on the A model. Later crewed the E and H models before moving onto the B707 and then to civvy street back onto the L1011 and back to Boeing on the B747. The greatest flying was on the C130A "down in the weeds" for much of it on tactical work. One of my old steeds is up for sale, former A97-212 now N131EC. Hope she finds a good home!!
02/12/2015 @ 16:42 [ref: 68926]
 Tony Ryan
 Wingham NSW, OTH
Like many who had the experience of crewing the C130A I hold many fond memories of the hours (4215 as F/E) on the A model. Later crewed the E and H models before moving onto the B707 and then to civvy street back onto the L1011 and back to Boeing on the B747. The greatest flying was on the C130A "down in the weeds" for much of it on tactical work. One of my old steeds is up for sale, former A97-212 now N131EC. Hope she finds a good home!!
02/12/2015 @ 16:42 [ref: 68925]
 Jack Conrad
 Stanton, CA
I was in and crewing the first operational C130A with the
772nd TCS at Ardmore AFB, also flew and crewed in the
first operational C130B (KC130 / GV-1) for the Marine Corp.
Any folks out there remember the good old days ?
01/24/2015 @ 07:28 [ref: 68904]
 edward hrenandez
 NAVARRE, FL
where can i purchase a display model of a c-130a hercules
10/31/2013 @ 05:12 [ref: 68135]
 Ed and Cynthia
 , VA
The National Vigilance Park at Fort Meade, MD is an Aerial Reconnaissance Memorial which honors those "silent warriors" who risked, and often lost, their lives performing airborne signals intelligence missions during the Cold War. The backdrop for the park is a semicircle of trees, each representing the various types of aircraft downed during U.S. aerial reconnaissance missions.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a C-130 aircraft, refurbished to resemble the reconnaissance-configured C-130A, 60528, which was downed by Soviet fighters over Soviet Armenia on 2 September 1958.
05/27/2013 @ 17:09 [ref: 67844]
 Ed and Cynthia
 , VA
The National Vigilance Park at Fort Meade, MD is an Aerial Reconnaissance Memorial which honors those "silent warriors" who risked, and often lost, their lives performing airborne signals intelligence missions during the Cold War. The backdrop for the park is a semicircle of trees, each representing the various types of aircraft downed during U.S. aerial reconnaissance missions.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a C-130 aircraft, refurbished to resemble the reconnaissance-configured C-130A, 60528, which was downed by Soviet fighters over Soviet Armenia on 2 September 1958.
05/27/2013 @ 17:05 [ref: 67843]
 GARRY ARNDT
 Dayton, OH
Re: C-130A Tail # 56-0472. I flew 'A' models
out of Naha, '67 - '68 Later, 1970, I was at Katum
during the Cambodia incursions. I have pictures of what was left of the # 4 engine. Also flew Blind Bat
and leaflet missions on the 'A' model.
10/22/2012 @ 05:52 [ref: 67328]

 

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