60 years of the Herc

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60 years of the Herc


Post by Richard Cranium » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:58 pm

60 years of the Herc

Written by Kim Helfrich, Thursday, 21 August 2014


Hercules C-130 marks 60th anniversarySaturday (August 23) is a milestone in the world of military aviation marking the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the Hercules C-130 at Burbank, California in 1954 and South Africa, through the SA Air Force’s 28 Squadron, is part of the worldwide Herc family.

Last year the AFB Waterkloof-based squadron celebrated the 50 anniversary of the Herc, better known in South Africa as Flossie. 28 Squadron operates C-130BZs and looks set to do so for another six years at least before new airlift capacity becomes reality for the airborne arm of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF).

To mark the 50th anniversary of service with the second oldest air force in the world, the BZs carrying the tail numbers 402 and 406 were adorned with special artwork “50 Years of Serviceâ€

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Re: 60 years of the Herc


Post by Raffles » Thu Aug 28, 2014 2:40 pm

An amazing plane!


Hindsight is what you see from the tail gunner's position. :D

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