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Military Aircraft: Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Images by Wernher Krutein, Joseph Mooney, Richard Neville, and PHOTOVAULT®

The C-130 was originally designed as an assault transport capable of operating from unpaved, hastily prepared airstrips. On August 23rd 1954, the Hercules made its first flight. By 1976 more than 1,200 C-130s had been ordered, including aircraft equipped for radar weather mapping and reconnaissance, space capsule recovery, search and rescue, ambulance service, drone launching, and mid-air refueling of helicopters. The C-130 can transport up to 92 combat troops and their gear or 45,000 pounds of cargo. Where facilities are inadequate, the Hercules can deliver its cargo by parachute or by low altitude ground-cable extraction without landing. Where runways are short, the excellent STOL charecteristics are an asset when trying to take-off or land.

Twenty eight C-130s were converted to side firing gunships primarily for night attacks against ground targets. The AC-130A shown here in a few thumbnails was modified at Wright-Patterson AFB as the prototype for the gunship version and was initially equipped wtth four 20mm and four 7.62mm multi-barrel guns, a searchlight and target sensors. After testing in Southeast Asia in 1967 it was used as a test bed for additional armament, sensor, and fire control development. Later AC-130 gunships mounted improved sensors, a digital fire control computer, and heavier armament. The AC-130A aircraft displayed here was retired to the Museum in Many may 1976.

The C-130 is flying for Air Forces of the world. Presently this amazing aircraft is being produced in the new "J" configuration for the British Airforce. It features new upgraded engines with a six bladed Dowty Propeller, new avionics, and many other features that will asure a long utelization of this type for decades to come. There is a civilian cargo transport version known as the L-100.

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Brazil: Embraer: EMB-312 Tucano, Esquadrao de Demonstracao Aerea (Brazilian Air Display Squadron)

Canada: De Havilland: U-6A Beaver, Snowbirds, C-7A Caribou

Germany: Junkers: JU-52, JU-88 Messerschmidt: Me-109, Me-163 Komet, Me-262 Swallow Focke-Wulf: FW-190, Heinkel: He-111, V-2 Rocket

Japan: Mitsubishi: A6M Zero-Sen, Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai (George 21), Ki-43 Hayabusa, Ki-84 Hayate

Russia and CIS: Antonov: An-74, An-124 Condor, Mikoyan-Gurevich: MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-19, MiG-21, MiG-25, MiG-29 Sukhoi: Su-27 Flanker

United Kingdom: Avro: 638 Lancaster, MK-2-B2 Vulcan, MRMk2P Nimrod, Folland: FO-141 Gnat, De Havilland: DH-90 Dragonfly, Hawker Siddeley: C1 Andover Hunting, T-5 Jet Provost, Spitfire, Vickers-Armstrong T.10 Wellington Bomber, T.3 Mosquito

Weapons: GBU-27A Paveway 3 Laser Guided Bomb, Rockwell International GBU-8 Electro-Optical Guided Bomb, Hughes AMRAAM AIM-120A, GBU-15 Modular Guided Weapon System, Texas Instruments Bolt-117 Laser Guided Bomb


Pre WWII Military Biplanes
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Included in the PHOTOVAULT® AVIATION Museum are Naval Aircraft images of: USA- Beech: C-45 Expeditor, T-34 Mentor, Boeing: CH-46 Sea Knight, E-6A Mercury Tacamo, Cessna: T-50 Crane, Consolidated: PBY-5 Catalina, PB2Y Coronado, Consolidated Vultee: PB4Y-2 Privateer, Douglas: A-1 Skyraider, A-3D Skywarrior, C-54 Skymaster, F3D (F-10B) Skyknight, F4D Skyray (F-6), SBD/A-24 Dauntless, C-47 Dakota, Grumman: A-6 Intruder, A-6 Prowler, C-2 Greyhound, F9F (F-9) Cougar, F-11 Tiger, F-14 Tomcat, F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, F8F Bearcat, E-2 Hawkeye, J2F Duck, S-2 Tracker, TBF/TBM Avenger, U-16 Albatross, Kaman: SH-2 Seasprite, Lockheed: C-130 Hercules, P-2V Neptune ASW Sub Chaser, P-3V Orion ASW Sub Chaser, S-3 Viking, Martin: P-5 Marlin, PBM Mariner, McDonnell: FH-1 Phantom, McDonnell Douglas: A-4 Skyhawk, F-4 Phantom, F-18 Hornet, North American: AJ-1 (A-2A) 'Savage', A-5 Vigilante, F-86 Sabre, T-28 Trojan, T-2 Buckeye, Piasecki: H-21 Shawnee, Piper: U-11 Aztec, Rockwell: OV-10 Bronco, T-2 Buckeye, Sikorsky: SH-3 Sea King, SH-60 Seahawk, Vought: F4U Corsair, A-7 Corsair, F7U Cutlass, F-8 Crusader................Blue Angels

United Kingodom: Avro: Shackleton, De Havilland: DH110 Sea Vixen, DH112 Sea Venom, Fairey: Gannet, Hawker: Sea Fury, Hawker Siddeley: Harrier, Saunders-Roe: Skeeter, Westland: Wessex, Whirlwind
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Links to United States Marines Aircraft: A-6 Prowler, McDonnell Douglas/British Aerospace AV-8B Harrier, A-4 Skyhawk, CH-46 Sea Knight, F4U Corsair, F7F Tigercat, S-65, T-28 Trojan
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Links to Coast Guard Aircraft: C-130 Hercules, CC-115 Buffalo, HH-3 Pelican, HH-52 Sea Guardian, HH-65 Dolphin, HU-16 Albatross, HU-25 Guardian

Included in the Vault are images of: Canadian Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Fleet Identification

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