L-382C-71D HERCULES C-130H

 

RAAF
MSN
LINE #
A97-001
4780
7T-0001
17JUL78
Delivered
-
Named "20,000 Hours" during Middle East deployment.
01MAY10
Noted WFS and minus engines on 01MAY10.
JUL17
Painted in Townsville as A-1333 for the TNI-AU.
24AUG17
Departed Darwin on delivery to the TNI-AU as A-1333.


A97-002
4782
7T-0002
JUL78
Delivered.
-
Named "Desert Runner" during Middle East deployment.
-
For the TNI-AU?


A97-003
4783
7T-0003
JUL78
Delivered.
-
Named "Desert Dilemma" during Middle East deployment.
10OCT14
Test flown at Richmond unpainted.
-
To TNI-AU as A-1332.


A97-004
4784
7T-0004
02AUG78
Delivered.
-
Named "Rain Maker" during Middle East deployment.
09SEP16
Noted at Richmond in TNI-AU markings as A-1335


A97-005
4785
7T-0005
11AUG78
Delivered.
-
Named "Cherry" during Middle East deployment.
30NOV12
Flew in retirement ceremony with A97-008.
08FEB16
Departed Darwin on delivery to TNI-AU as A-1334.
18DEC16
Crashed into Lisuwa mountain near Wamena, Papua with the loss of all on board.


A97-006
4786
7T-0006
12AUG78
Delivered.
-
Named "Miss Behavin" during Middle East deployment.
-
Later named "Miss Behavin in Vegas".
NOV13
First C-130H to be delivered to Indonesia.
-
To TNI-AU as A-1330.


A97-007
4787
7T-0007
29AUG78
Delivered.
-
Named "Licenced to Deliver" during Middle East deployment.
AUG12
Withdrawn from service.
27JUL17
Departed Darwin on delivery to the TNI-AU as A-1336.


A97-008
4788
7T-0008
07SEP78
Delivered.
-
Named "You sent us to Arabia" during Middle East deployment.
-
Carried special artwork on tail to celebrate 50 years of RAAF Hercules operations.
30NOV12
Flew in retirement ceremony with A97-005.
-
For the TNI-AU?


A97-009
4789
7T-0009
15SEP78
Delivered.
-
Named "Just another Cowboy" during Middle East deployment.
-
Later named "Vegas Vixen".
02JUN14
Departed Australia. The second C-130H to be delivered to Indonesia.
-
To TNI-AU as A-1331.


A97-010
4790
7T-0010
25SEP78
Delivered.
-
Named "Stallion Express" during Middle East deployment.
01MAY10
Noted withdrawn from service and minus engines.
-
Nose section removed for the Australian War Memorial. Rest of airframe to be combined with A97-012 as a C-130J Loadmaster trainaid at Richmond.


A97-011
4791
7T-0011
03OCT78
Delivered.
31JAN83
"Three specially-trained six-man crews from No 36 squadron were used to man a C-130H Hercules transport during summer bushfire patrols in Victoria. After specialised training for Operation 'Quench' during mid-January, the aircraft was placed on weekly standby to operate from bases at Hamilton, Mangalore and East Sale in support of the Victorian Forestry Commission. On this day it went into action, dropping fire retardant into the path of a bushfire in the Grampians mountain range in the State’s west, slowing the blaze and enabling ground teams to move in. The task required manoeuvring a heavily-laden transport barely 30 metres above the trees at 130 knots in smoky conditions, with 3000 US gallons of retardant delivered during each sortie. The aircraft was backed up by ground teams from No 486 Squadron, and RAAF and Army personnel who refuelled and reloaded the aircraft, enabling 70 tonnes of retardant to be dropped." (Source: Office of Air Force History) Aircraft was A97-011 using the Modular Airborne FireFighting System (MAFFS).
-
Named "Stallions Lady" during Middle East deployment.
-
Later named "Snake Eyes".
08DEC12
Delivered to the RAAF Museum, Point Cook.


A97-012
4793
7T-0012
19OCT78
Delivered.
-
Named "126 Spins...just" during Middle East deployment.
01MAY10
Noted withdrawn from service and minus engines.
-
To be used as a C-130J Loadmaster trainaid at Richmond using some components from A97-010.


 

RAAF
TNI-AU
A97-001
A-1333
A97-003
A-1332
A97-004
A-1335
A97-005
A-1334
A97-006
A-1330
A97-007
A-1336
A97-009
A-1331

 

TNI-AU
RAAF
A-1330
A97-006
A-1331
A97-009
A-1332
A97-003
A-1333
A97-001
A-1334
A97-005
A-1335
A97-004
A-1336
A97-007

 

 

 

NOTES
1
On 17 November 2006 the C-130H aircraft passed from 36 Sqn to 37 Sqn, both at Richmond NSW, as 36 Sqn began transitioning to the C-17 Globemaster III.
2
It was announced in the 2012-1013 Budget handed down on 09MAY12 that all of the remaining 8 C-130H still in service would be retired on 30 June 2012. RAAF C-130H operations ended on 30 November 2012 with a ceremonial flypast performed by A97-005 and A97-008.
3
On 2 July 2012, Australia and Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding on the transfer of four C-130H aircraft to Indonesia. It has been reported that the aircraft involved are A97-001, 003, 010 and 012.

 

 

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Issue Date Remarks
19 25AUG17
A97-001 was delivered to the TNI-AU as A-1333 on 24AUG17.
18 28JUL17
A97-007 was delivered to the TNI-AU as A-1336.
17 18DEC16
Added a reference to the crash of the former A97-005.
16 10SEP16
Added TNI-AU serials for A97-001, 004 and 005. Also added a table of aircraft that have been delivered to Indonesia. Source C-130.net & ADF-Serials.
15 12SEP15
Added an image of A97-009 thanks to Peter Gates.
Added a reference to A97-011 bring used for MAFFS trials.
14 08SEP15
Table completely reformatted. Nil change to data.
13 25SEP14
Updated to reflect deliveries to Indonesia. With thanks to ADF Serials.
12 09DEC12
A97-011 was delivered to the RAAF Museum, Point Cook on 08DEC12.
11 06DEC12
A97-011 is due for delivery to the RAAF Museum, Point Cook in December 2012.
11 02SEP12
Added RAAF images of A97-003 & 005. Thanks to Phil Vabre of the CAHS.
10 03JUL12
Added Note 3.
9 11JUN12
Added images of A97-002, 004, 005, 007, 011 & 012. Thanks to Bruce Linwood and David Sparks. All C-130H are now depicted on the site.
8 13MAY12
The 2012-2013 Budget stated that the remaining 8 C-130H would be retired. This implies that only 4 are currently withdrawn from service (see Issue #7 below). Aircraft known to be WFS as of May 2010 are A97-001, 010 & 012.

Added images of A97-003, 006, 008, 009, 010, 011 & 012 thanks to Darren Crick and Phil Vabre.
7 07MAY11
As of this date the following C-130H are withdrawn from service (WFS):
A97-001, 003, 004, 010 & 012
6 05MAY11
Added names applied during Middle East deployment. Thanks to www.adf-serials.com
5 11AUG07
List updated to show all C-130H operated by 37 Sqn. This change (from 36 Sqn) came into effect in NOV06.
4 20OCT99
Full delivery dates added




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