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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
 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]
 Jeffrey Barone
 Suffolk, VA
I have been contacted by the Navy to paint and restore a C130A which is being used as a training platform for Cargo movers. All they want is the painting, purchase of any rudder locks to keep it stable during storms, windows replaced, and escape hatches replaced. Anyone out there know where I can get a Tech manual to assist with this? Your help would be greatly appreciated
06/08/2012 @ 03:40 [ref: 59325]
 Larry Dalzell
 El Cajon, CA 92021, CA
In response to Richard L Cross: I was in the 06th from '66-'69. Crewed on 56-0484 & 56-0534. Just met up w/my old buddy I crewed w/on 534 this last wk-end. The memories are still like yesterday from what now seems like so many yrs ago. Also, spent time TDY at Yakota w/6091st Recon in '67.
02/27/2012 @ 19:10 [ref: 53425]
 Larry Dalzell
 El Cajon, CA 92021, CA
In response to Richard L Cross: I was in the 06th from '66-'69. Crewed on 56-0484 & 56-0534. Just met up w/my old buddy I crewed w/on 534 this last wk-end. The memories are still like yesterday from what now seems like so many yrs ago. Also, spent time TDY at Yakota w/6091st Recon in '67.
02/27/2012 @ 19:10 [ref: 53424]
 James
 , AZ
Nice sit about C-130A and E http://www.utdallas.edu/library/collections/speccoll/Leeker/c130.pdf
11/24/2011 @ 14:27 [ref: 50495]
 Tony Ryan
 WINGHAM NSW, OTH
Could someone please explain just what the posts of 1/13/2011 and 1/14/2011 have to do with the venerable C130A. Let's keep the forum for what it is intended, i.e. to share info and experiences of the C130A.
01/14/2011 @ 20:04 [ref: 35652]
 Jim Price
 Kilmarnock, VA
In 1965, our unit flew up to Elmendorf Alaska in those 3 bladed, Roman nose birds. I remember it was very cold in October and lots of vibration in the cargo hold.
11/22/2010 @ 10:12 [ref: 33339]

 
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