L-382C-2D HERCULES C-130E

 

RAAF
MSN
USAF
LATER
A97-159
4159
65-12896
N50848
4159
24AUG66
Delivered to the RAAF.
30MAR01
Sighted at Georgetown Sussex County Airport, Delaware, USA having been traded in to Lockheed Martin.
AUG03
The U.S. Government agreed to provide six C-130E to Pakistan as defence assistance.
SEP00
Rebuilt by Lockheed as a Super E with -15 engines.
16OCT03
Registered to Lockheed Martin as N50848.
18NOV05
Reg N50848 cancelled by Lockheed Martin Services Inc on sale to Pakistan Air Force. (AL469/64)
NOV05
Delivered to the Pakistan Air Force as 4159.


A97-160
4160
65-12897
n/a
27AUG66
Delivered to the RAAF.
14NOV00
Ferried from Richmond to Point Cook where it was handed over to the RAAF Museum. Reported to be the last C-130E flight by the RAAF.


A97-167
4167
65-12898
n/a
02SEP66
Delivered to the RAAF.
01NOV73
A97-167 (No 37 Sqn) became the first RAAF aircraft to land at Beijing International Airport after it arrived on this day carrying a Murray Grey stud bull as a gift from Australia to the People’s Republic of China. The flight was occasioned by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s five-day visit to China––the first by an Australian Prime Minister––which began on 31 October. A97-167, piloted by the Commanding Officer of 37 Squadron, flew from Laverton via Darwin, Hong Kong and Canton (Guangzhou), carrying the 1250-pound (567 kg) bull named ‘Saber Bogong’ in a specially-constructed pen.
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To RAAF Richmond for Battle Damage Repair Training.
OCT06
Noted at Richmond complete with engines and tail group.
18NOV15
A ceremony was held at RAAF Base Richmond to mark the dedication of the fin and rudder from A97-167 as a gate guard at the entrance to the base. The remainder of the airframe continues to serve as a training aid at Richmond. (Source: Air Force News, 10 March 2016)


A97-168
4168
65-12899
n/a
14SEP66
Delivered to the RAAF.
19JAN78
On this day, a light aircraft was spotted on radar entering the Northern Territory to the west of Darwin. Coincidentally, a C-130 Hercules (A97-168) from No 37 Squadron was returning from a trip to Butterworth and was about to come into Darwin at the same time. In the absence of any fighters to scramble, the captain of the RAAF transport was asked to follow the mystery aircraft as it travelled inland. Eventually the C-130 caught up with what turned out to be a twin-engine Aero Commander 680E N1935W. The pilot of the light aircraft made a crash landing in a muddy paddock 14 kilometres north-west of Katherine, then set the aircraft on fire in an attempt to conceal that on board were 270 000 Thai ‘buddha sticks’ (high-grade cannabis) worth nearly $4 million. After hiding out in the bush for 40 hours, the pilot––later identified as drug runner, Donald Tait––was discovered by police and arrested. Tait was subsequently jailed for seven years. (Source: Office of Air Force History)
30NOV99
Last flight with 37 Sqn. Withdrawn from service due wing cracks.
MAY00
Parted out and fuselage used as a loading training aid at RAAF Richmond.
OCT06
Noted at Richmond minus wings and tail group.


A97-171
4171
65-12900
4171
02OCT66
Delivered to the RAAF.
10MAY99
Transferred to 36 Sqn, RAAF Richmond.
30MAR01
Sighted at Georgetown Sussex County Airport, Delaware, USA having been traded in to Lockheed Martin. During the month the aircraft was registered to Lockheed Martin as N9022F.
AUG03
The U.S. Government agreed to provide six C-130E to Pakistan as defence assistance.
SEP03
Delivered to the Pakistan Air Force as 4171. Reported to be fitted with a special electronics package.
29SEP11
Registration N9022F cancelled.


A97-172
4172
65-12901
n/a
21OCT66
Delivered to the RAAF.
28MAR00
To Holsworthy Army Barracks as a training aid.
04MAY13
The aircraft was relocated within Holsworthy Barracks to make way for development of the base.


A97-177
4177
65-12902
4177
24NOV66
Delivered to the RAAF.
30MAR01
Sighted at Georgetown Sussex County Airport, Delaware, USA having been traded in to Lockheed Martin. During the month the aircraft was registered to Lockheed Martin as N9022U.
AUG03
The U.S. Government agreed to provide six C-130E to Pakistan as defence assistance.
SEP03
Delivered to the Pakistan Air Force as 4177.
06JUN11
Registration N9022U cancelled.
A97-178
4178
65-12903
4178
27NOV66
Delivered to the RAAF.
30MAR01
Sighted at Georgetown Sussex County Airport, Delaware, USA having been traded in to Lockheed Martin. During the month the aircraft was registered to Lockheed Martin as N90220.
AUG03
The U.S. Government agreed to provide six C-130E to Pakistan as defence assistance.
SEP03
Delivered to the Pakistan Air Force as 4178.
06JUN11
Registration N90220 cancelled.


A97-180
4180
65-12904
4180
15DEC66
Delivered to the RAAF.
08JUL00
Due to be returned to Lockheed.
30MAR01
Sighted at Georgetown Sussex County Airport, Delaware, USA having been traded in to Lockheed Martin. During the month the aircraft was registered to Lockheed Martin as N9023U.
AUG03
The U.S. Government agreed to provide six C-130E to Pakistan as defence assistance.
SEP03
Delivered to the Pakistan Air Force as 4180.
06JUN11
Registration N9023U cancelled.
09NOV18
Following a hard landing during a training flight at PAF Base Nur Khan at Chaklala, Pakistan, the aircraft was destroyed by fire. All crew survived the accident.


A97-181
4181
65-12905
n/a
13DEC66
Delivered to the RAAF.
30MAR01
Sighted at Georgetown Sussex County Airport, Delaware, USA having been traded in to Lockheed Martin.
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Broken up for parts at Georgetown Sussex County Airport, Delaware.
A97-189
4189
65-12906
N51495
4189
30JAN67
Delivered to the RAAF.
30MAR01
Sighted at Georgetown Sussex County Airport, Delaware, USA having been traded in to Lockheed Martin.
AUG03
The U.S. Government agreed to provide six C-130E to Pakistan as defence assistance.
16OCT03
Registered to Lockheed Martin as N51495.
06NOV05
Ferried Gander to Lajes. Painted in a two-tone low vis grey scheme. Used call-sign "PAF418". (AL469/64)
07NOV05
Ferried Lajes to Bordeaux (AL469/64)
18NOV05
Reg N51495 cancelled by Lockheed Martin Services Inc on sale to Pakistan Air Force as 4189. (AL469/64)
NOV14
Reported to be carrying the name Stalwart.
A97-190
4190
65-12907
n/a
27JAN67
Delivered to the RAAF.
12MAY99
Transferred to 36 Sqn.
MAY00
Parted out and fuselage used as a loading training aid at RAAF Richmond.
OCT06
Noted at Richmond minus wings and tail group.
MAY16
Broken up at Richmond.



Issue Date Remarks
24 10NOV18
Updated the entries for the six aircraft sold to Pakistan. Sources: C-130.net and the FAA Register. Also recorded the crash of the former A97-180 on 09NOV18.
23 16DEC17
Added an image of A97-189.
22 25JUN16
Added three new images of A97-190.
21 20MAY16
A97-190 has been broken up at RAAF Richmond.
20 08MAR16
The fin and rudder from A97-167 has been mounted at the entrance to RAAF Richmond.
19 12SEP15
Added a reference to A97-168 being used as an interceptor on 19JAN78.
Added a reference to A97-172 being relocated within Holsworthy Barracks.
Added an image of A97-178 thanks to Peter Gates.
18 08SEP15
Table completely reformatted. Nil change to data.
17 29DEC12
Added a reference to A97-167 delivering a bull to China. Thanks to the Office of Air Force History.
16 11JUN12
Added images of A97-159, 168, 171, 172, 177, 180, 181 & 189. Thanks to David Sparks and Bruce Linwood. All C-130E are now depicted on the site.
15 13MAY12
Added two images of A97-190 thanks to Peter Gates and Phil Vabre. Also added an image of A97-168 and A97-190 in use as training aids thanks to Ian McDonell.
14 05MAY11
Added Pakistan Air Force serials thanks to www.adf-serials.com
13 24OCT06
Added recent sightings of A97-167, 168 and 190 at Richmond. Thanks to Nick Sayer and Cameron Elmes.
12 02JAN06
Added further detail of the sales to Pakistan in respect of msn 4159 and msn 4189. Extracted from "Aviation Letter" issue 469.
11 06NOV05
Six of the C-130E traded in to Lockheed have been provided to the Pakistan Air Force under defence assistance programs. Another has been broken up for parts, presumably to support the six PAF aircraft.
Thanks to Colin Tigwell and C-130 Hercules HQ
10 08JUN03
Added another image of A97-160 thanks to Bob Livingstone.
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Added photos of all seven C-130E at Georgetown and in service photos of A97-167 and A97-181.




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