L-382 Hercules Visitors


Lockheed's L-100 (C-130E) demonstrator N1130E (MSN 3946) at Mascot on 10 July 1964. The aircraft was later modified with a stretched fuselage as the L-100-20 and sold to the Philippines Government. The aircraft was broken up in 2014. Picture: Eric Allen
A very early production C-130A 55-0029 (MSN 3056) of the USAF performing for a crowd at RAAF Richmond on 10 October 1965. Picture: Eric Allen
L-100 (382B-3C) N9263R (MSN 382-4134) of Alaska Airlines at Adelaide in June 1966. Two aircraft ran a shuttle from Adelaide to South Vietnam in June-July 1966 carrying prefabricated steel huts built by an Adelaide engineering firm. Picture: Geoff Goodall
L-100 (382B-5C) N9267R (MSN 382-4146) of Alaska Airlines at Adelaide on 26 June 1966. Two aircraft ran a shuttle from Adelaide to South Vietnam in June-July 1966 carrying prefabricated steel huts built by an Adelaide engineering firm. Picture: J.M. Smith via SAAM
L-100 (382B-5C) N9267R (MSN 382-4146) of Alaska Airlines at Adelaide on 26 June 1966. Two aircraft ran a shuttle from Adelaide to South Vietnam in June-July 1966 carrying prefabricated steel huts built by an Adelaide engineering firm.
Picture: Gordon Clear via SAAM
C-130F 149787 (MSN 3636) of the United States Navy VRC-50 at Perth on 1 June 1981. Picture: Geoff Goodall
C-130F 149787 (MSN 3636) of the United States Navy VRC-50 at Brisbane on 29 May 1989. The presentation of the squadron code (RG) has been standardised since the previous image.
Picture: Ron Cuskelly (AE625)
KC-130F 148891 (MSN 3605) of the United States Marine Corps VMGR-252 photographed from the vantage point of the control tower at Perth on 14 February 1982.
Picture: Geoff Goodall
C-130H 78-0807 (MSN 4817) of the Oklahoma Air National Guard at Perth on 2 December 1986. Picture: Geoff Goodall
C-130K XV177 (MSN 4182) of the Royal Air Force at Perth on 4 March 1976.
Picture: Geoff Goodall
C-130K XV181 (MSN 4198) of the Royal Air Force at Brisbane on 17 August 1988.
Picture: Ron Cuskelly (AD500)
C-130K C.3 XV207 (MSN 4232) of the Royal Air Force at Brisbane on 12 December 1982. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (W114)
C-130H NZ7001 (MSN 4052) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force at Brisbane on 23 October 1977. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (L190)
C-130H NZ7002 (MSN 4053) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force at Brisbane on 16 September 1988. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (L190)
C-130H NZ7002 (MSN 4053) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force at Brisbane on 16 September 1988. The aircraft was ferrying an engine for Air New Zealand's Boeing 767-219 ZK-NBA which required an engine change. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (L190)
C-130H NZ7003 (MSN 4054) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force at Brisbane on 21 June 1976. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (J249)
C-130H NZ7004 (MSN 4312) of the Royal New Zealand Air Force at Brisbane on 27 October 1976. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (K193)
MC-130E 64-0565 (MSN 4077) of the USAF at Brisbane on 27 May 1978. This Combat Talon version of the Hercules was used on clandestine special operations missions but it is not known what it was doing in Brisbane. These aircraft are a challenge to photograph even on a sunny day. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (N036)
C-130E 64-0513 (MSN 3997) of the USAF Military Airlift Command at Brisbane on 19 July 1979. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (O184)
C-130H 78-0807 (MSN 4817) of the Oklahoma Air National Guard at Perth on 2 December 1986. Picture: Geoff Goodall
C-130E 130321 (MSN 4191) of the Canadian Armed Forces at Brisbane on 6 December 1976. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (K277)
KC-130F 148891 (MSN 3605) of the U.S. Marines VMGR-252 at Perth on 14 February 1982.
Picture: Geoff Goodall
KC-130R 160019 (MSN 4689) of the U.S. Marine Corps VMGR-352 at Brisbane circa November 1988. Picture: David Sparks (AD589)
KC-130F 150684 (MSN 3727) of the U.S. Marine Corps VMGR-252 at Brisbane on 6 September 1981. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (U309)
KC-130F 149792 (MSN 3658) of the U.S. Marine Corps VMGR-352 at Brisbane on 2 December 1981. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (V169)
KC-130F 150689 (MSN 3741) of the U.S. Marine Corps VMGR-152 at Brisbane on 15 December 1982. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (W124)
KC-130R 160240 (MSN 4712) of the U.S. Marine Corps VMGR-352 at Brisbane on 27 November 1984. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (Y168)
HC-130H/H-7 (MSN 4969) from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Clearwater, Florida at Brisbane on 20 February 1985. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (Y313)
HC-130H/H-7 (MSN 4969) from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Clearwater, Florida at Brisbane on 20 February 1985. The aircraft has acquired a Qantas zap which has been applied with considerably more finesse than the stencil on the crew entry door!
Picture: Ron Cuskelly (Y310)
L-100-20 RP-C99 (MSN 4302) of Philippine AeroTransport at Brisbane on 29 October 1977. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (L191)
L-100-20 RP-C99 (MSN 4302) of Philippine AeroTransport at Brisbane on 29 October 1977. Picture: Ron Cuskelly (L192)
L-100-20 N11ST (MSN 4384) of Trans International at Brisbane on 30 April 1979.
Picture: Ron Cuskelly (O096)
EC-130Q N130FF Tanker 390 (MSN 382-4901) on approach to Brisbane on 30 November 2015. At the time the aircraft was operating for Emergency Management Victoria.
Picture: Mick Raftery
EC-130Q N134CG Tanker 134 (MSN 382-4904) on approach to Sacramento, California on 25 May 2019. Tragically, the aircraft crashed with the loss of all three crew members while fighting a bushfire near Peak View in the Snowy Monaro area of New South Wales on 23 January 2020. Picture: Talbert Reese

IN MEMORY OF OUR AMERICAN HEROES

Captain Ian H. McBeth
First Officer Paul Clyde Hudson
Flight Engineer Rick A. DeMorgan Jr.

You left your families, your homes and your country
to come here in our time of need. Thank you.

RIP

C-130H 85-1079 (MSN 382-5136) of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) taking-off from Essendon on 1 February 2020. The aircraft arrived in Canberra from Cairns on 16 January 2020 in company with C-130H 75-1077 (MSN 382-5108). Both aircraft were in Australia to assist with bushfire relief. Picture: Gordon Reid

 

 

Issue
Date
Remarks
4
05FEB20
Added an image of 85-1079 of the JASDF thanks to Gordon Reid.
Added three images of N9263R and N9267R of Alaska Airlines thanks to Geoff Goodall.
3
26JAN20
Added an image of N134CG thanks to Talbert Reese.
2
30DEC19
Added N130FF thanks to Mick Raftery.
1
01SEP19
Original issue.



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