Lockheed C-130H Hercules from the RNLAF flypast & Landing at Penzing Airbase




 
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June 22nd, 2017  
MUC-Spotter
 

Topic: Lockheed C-130H Hercules from the RNLAF flypast & Landing at Penzing Airbase


June 23rd, 2017  
MontyB
 
 
I am starting to get the impression that the Hercules is an aircraft that has finally reached the end of the line.

Much like the P-3 they were (are) a great aircraft but I suspect they have reached the limitations of the airframe.
June 24th, 2017  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
I am starting to get the impression that the Hercules is an aircraft that has finally reached the end of the line.

Much like the P-3 they were (are) a great aircraft but I suspect they have reached the limitations of the airframe.
RAF C130's are (or were) sent back to UK for total refurbishment, so I would suggest there is plenty of life in the old girls yet.
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June 25th, 2017  
MontyB
 
 
Depending on the model some of those air frames are 50 years old.

I am certainly not slagging the aircraft as it has done phenomenal service but looking at it from a New Zealand point of view they are no longer all that suitable for what we do, they are too small to carry our main service helicopter (NH-90) fleet and our LAV's and I imagine many other small militaries are in the same boat.
 


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