By Martin W Bowman
This rugged and simply maintained plane entered carrier in 1956 with the USAF Tactical Air Command. Ten years later the 'Charlie a hundred thirty' used to be supplying the basic logistical aid in Vietnam. this era in Southeast Asia was once the Hercules' best hour. Paradrops, airlift and evacuation operations have been accomplished round the clock, frequently at low point, frequently lower than hearth and almost always in undesirable weather.
A new release later this 'Mr responsible' used to be serving with equivalent contrast within the Gulf conflict within the position of airlifter, radio-countermeasures and 'psy-ops' platform, gunship and, once more, 'block-buster bomber'. The 'Herky chook' or 'Fat Albert', because the C-130 is fondly identified, has proved a key part in humanitarian reduction operations ever due to the fact that, in all elements of the world.
The outstanding luck tale of the C-130 is much from over. the following Martin W. Bowman tells the whole tale of this awesome airplane at firsthand.
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