L-382 HERCULES C-130J-30


RAAF
MSN
A97-440
5440
-
Test flown as N130JQ. Also reported as N4080M.
26SEP99
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
-
Named "Longer Harder Faster".
A97-441
5441
-
Test flown as N130JV.
26SEP99
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
-
Named "Ice Queen".
-
Later named "Time Machine"
A97-442
5442
-
Test flown as N130JR.
2000
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
-
Named "High Maintenance".
A97-447
5447
-
Test flown as N73232.
25OCT99
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
A97-448
5448
-
Test flown as N73230.
2000
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.


A97-449
5449
-
Test flown as N73233
25OCT99
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
-
Named "Walk the Line"


A97-450
5450
16-21FEB99
Demonstrated at the Avalon Air Show as N4187W and later returned to the U.S.
2000
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
-
Named "450 Pearl".
-
Carried special artwork on tail to celebrate 50 years of RAAF Hercules operations.


A97-464
5464
-
Test registration unknown.
07SEP99
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
-
Named "Cargo Cat".


A97-465
5465
-
Test registration unknown.
2000
Arrived Richmond.
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Left outer wing was damaged by a crane during an engine change on an adjoining aircraft on an unknown date. Aircraft parked at Richmond and used for parts pending decision on depot level repair.
MAR06
Back in service by this date.
-
Named "Combat Dolphin".
A97-466
5466
-
Test flown as N4107F.
16JAN00
Seen at Marietta.
2000
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
-
Named "Desert Devil".


A97-467
5467
-
Test flown as N73235.
15MAR00
Seen at Marietta
2000
Arrived Richmond.
-
In service 37 Sqn.
-
Named "Sandman".
A97-468
5468
-
Test registration unknown.
2000
Arrived Richmond.
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In service 37 Sqn.
03DEC01
The left wing was damaged in a storm at Richmond when the wing came down on a work stand.
DEC03
Repairs commenced using parts from A97-465.
MAR05
Aircraft back in service.





Issue Date Remarks
16 12SEP15
Added images of N4187W and A97-468 thanks to Phil Vabre.
15 08SEP15
Table completely reformatted. Nil change to data.
14 13MAY12
Added individual aircraft names thanks to ADF Serials website.
Added images of A97-449 and A97-466 thanks to Phil Vabre.
13 11AUG07
Clarified the circumstances surrounding wing damage to A97-465 and A97-468. Thanks to Damien Bowley for this information.
12 03APR06
Added reference to A97-465 being repaired and returned to service. Thanks to Colin Tigwell.
11 20FEB06
Added reference to A97-465 being withdrawn from service with wing damage. Thanks to Colin Tigwell.
10 24OCT05
Added further reference to storm damage to A97-468 thanks to Aviation Letter (AL467/62)
9 16OCT05
Added reference to storm damage to A97-468 thanks to the ADF Serials website.
8 17JUL00
Recent deliveries added thanks to Darren Crick.





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