Wednesday, March 2, 2011

C-130H / EC-130J

C-130H cockpit photo

C-130H2 nose gear
C-130H Hercules walk around - nose gear

 "Welcome Aboard the Pirate Ship" nose art
C-130 Nose Art

 IRCM mounting on the side of the aft fuselage


C-130 bibliography
Magazine Articles and Photos:
"Turboprop C-130: The Wraps Come Off"  American Aviation  March 2, 1953  p.17  Three photos of a YC-130 model.

Photo: "C-130 Equipped With New Radome"   Aviation Week  October 29, 1956  p.31

"C-130 Undergoes Rigid Combat Tests"   Aviation Week  November 5, 1956  p.37  3 photos

Photos (2): "Ski-Equipped C-130 Flies"   AW  February 11, 1957  p.52

"C-130 Skis Tested With Television"   AW  February 18, 1957  p.83  3 photos

Photo: "C-130 Cockpit Stresses Visibility"  Aviation Week  August 19, 1957  p.101

"Hercules Replacing C-119 in Japan Airlift"   Aviation Week  February 10, 1958  p.84  1 photo

Robert I. Stanfield   "TAC Team Flies C-130s in Air Show Formations"   Aviation Week  January 18, 1960  p.52-61  5 photos

Photo:  "C-130 Boundary Layer Testbed"   Aviation Week  February 15, 1960  p.35

Photo:  "C-130 Tests Boundary Layer Control System"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  May 2, 1960  p.67

Photo: GV-1 BuNo 149801 of VR-24. Air Pictorial October 1962  p.335

David A. Anderton   "Power Boost Planned for STOL C-130"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  January 7, 1963  p.54-57  2 photos  1 illustration

"USAF Tests New In-Flight Retrieval System"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  November 9, 1964  p.94  2 photos

Photo:  "USAF/Lockheed HC-130H Search-Recovery Aircraft"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  December 21, 1964  front cover

George Alexander   "Air Rescue Service Pushes Modernization to Handle Expanded Search-Recovery Role"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  December 21, 1964  p.40-55  12 illustrations

"Airborne Shelters House Strike Force Command/Control"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  March 1, 1965  p.48-49  6 photos

Photos (3):  "C-130s Modified for Surveillance Role"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  August 13, 1979  p.19

Paul beaver "CFB Edmonton - At The Crossroads"  Air Pictorial March 1980.  Includes photos of CC-130130328 during maintenance and aircraft 130331.

Karl E. Hayes, Eamon C. Power   "Ravens on the Cap"   Air International  December 1981  p.272-275, 302-304  10 photos

Jeffrey P. Rhodes   "Giving Smokey a Hand"   Air Force  October 1989  p.66-71  6 photos

"C-130 Transports Operate From Highways Near Front"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  February 11, 1991  p.22  1 photo

William B. Scott  "MC-130H Demonstrates Mission Flexibility"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  June 7, 1993  p.139-141  3 photos

"Dual Radars Guide Talon"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  June 7, 1993  p.141  1 photo

John D. Morrocco   "USAF To Acquire Two C-130Js"   Aviation Week & Space Technology  June 27, 1994  p.83  1 photo

Photos: KC-130 of VMGR-452, Israeli Air Force #545, CC-130 130335, C-130E 62-1847, C-130H 74-1659, Indonesian Air Force A-1315, C-130H 46-05 of the Italian Air Force.  Air Combat  July/August 1994

Peter R. March   "New Generation Hercules"   USAF Yearbook 1998  p.6-9  7 photos

Dylan Eklund   "Voice of The Quiet Professionals"   USAF Yearbook 1998  p.32-34  7 photos

"LC-130Rs to USAF"   World Air Power Journal  Autumn/Fall 1999  p.13

"C-130J for US Air Force"   World Air Power Journal  Autumn/Fall 1999  p.14-15  1 photo

Photo: "High Rollers 'new' Herks"   Air Forces Monthly  January 2001  p.15

Robert F. Dorr   "Death Before Dawn"   Air Forces Monthly  August 2001  p.28-31  8 photos

"Drop Tests For USAF C-130J-30s"   AFM  September 2001  p.13  1 photo

"USAF Requests CC-130J Buy"   AFM  July 2002  p.12

"Keep on Truckin'"  Air Forces Monthly  June 2003  p.76-82  Photos include LC-130R BuNo 160741, C-130T of VR-55 Minutemen, DC-130A  of VX-30, NC-130H of VX-20, KC-130F BuNo 148896.

"Norwegian Hercules Overhauled by Turkish Air Force"  Air Forces Monthly  December 2004  p.12  One photo of C-130H 954 Balder.

"Delaware Herks Damaged"  Details tornado damage to Delaware ANG C-130Hs. Air Forces Monthly  December 2004  p.70  Three photos of damaged aircraft.


"Modern Military Aircraft" edited by Paul E. Eden and Soph Moeing
p.38-39  Color cutaway of an AC-130U
p.248-249  Cutaway diagram of a C-130H, color pics of a RoCAF C-130H, C-130F "Fat Albert" of the Blue Angels, C-130E of No.37 Squadron, RAAF

The Encyclopedia of World Military Aircraft
P.235: Color 3-view of an MC-130H of the 418th TS at Edwards AFB, in European I colors

Scale Model References
"Lockheed's Spectacular Spectre" David R. Kingman Finescale Modeler  August 1988  p.34-38  Building the Testors/Italeri 1/72 scale AC-130A.

Paul Adams "RNZAF Hercules" MAM August 2002

"Mightier Hercules"  Paul Boyer  Kitbashing the Italeri 1/72 scale kit to a C-130J-30.  FineScale Modeler  July 2005  p.46-50

"Workbench Reviews: Minicraft C-130 Hercules Search and Rescue"  Building the 1/144th scale kit as a USCG HC-130H.  FineScale Modeler  September 2007  p.60

Several close ups of the Hellfire pylon and sensor fit on a KC-130J Harvest Hawk

The Italeri 1/72 scale AC-130H Spectre 

USN C-130 tactical paint scheme diagram