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09/22/2017

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SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

Four fans to freedom!!!!

Esli

Seeing what appeared to be a B47 in the bacground, i am curious how many aircraft the USAF phased out between birth of the service and birth of the C130. I suspect that the Herc has seen the rise and fall of just about 100% of USAF aircraft types.

Glad they changed that horrendous nose, though.

SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

Losing that "Rome" nose was a good move!

Flugelman

An excellent book by Martin Caidin titled "The Long Arm of America".
It chronicles the development and testing of the C-130. I read it in 1965.

https://www.amazon.com/Long-Arm-America-Transport-Revolutionary/dp/B000GHBYFC

CTII Raven

I prefer "Development of Fixed Wing Gunships 1967 - 1972" and "Praetorian Starship"

either way, I'm a Charlie-130 guy, flown, repaired and modified them for most of my service and post retirement life

SFC Dunlap 173d RVN

Second best "buzz" job EVER was a TNANG Herc flown by an LTC post airborne op and was going to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan. That Colonel had an hour or two in Hercs too I'd the "buzz" job was any indication.

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