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Video 011 showing Lockheed C-130 Hercules USAF Taxying out and Taking-off Open Day 6Jun59.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules:

     Without doubt the most versatile tactical transport aircraft ever built, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules flew for the first time on 23 August 1954, and many different variants were produced over the next half-century.   The initial production versions were the C-130A and C-130B, of which 461were built, and these were followed by the major production variant, the Lockheed C-130E, 510 examples of which were produced.   Other versions include the AC-130E gunship, the WC-130E weather reconnaissance aircraft, the KC-130F assault transport for the US Marine Corps, the HC-130H for aerospace rescue and recovery, the C-130K for the RAF, and the LC-130R, which has wheel/ski landing gear.   Total production of the Hercules, including all variants, was some 2,000 aircraft.   As well as the US forces and the RAF, the Hercules was supplied to no fewer than 61 air forces round the world.   The RAF is the second-largest Hercules user, operating 80 aircraft (C.1s, C.3s, C.4s and C.5s).
Lockheed C-130E Hercules: Crew 4; Powerplant: four 4,050hp Allison T56-A-7 turboprop engine; Performance: Max speed 340 mph; Range 3,820 miles; Service ceiling 33,000ft.   Dimensions: wingspan 132ft 7in, length 97ft 9in, height 38ft 4in.   Weight: 155,000lb loaded.   Payload: 42,000lb.
(Thanks to "The Encyclopedia of Aircraft" by Robert Jackson).

There is no sound with this clip.   This clip runs for 28 secs.

(Thanks to Wilf Zucht for original film.)
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