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C-130 In Production?  
User currently offlineDouglas DC-9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 304 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

This may be a stupid question, but I was wondering if the C-130's are still in production as of this day? I read somewhere that the US is getting 25 a year, but do they mean new ones or restored?

Thanks Much,

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User currently offlineDanielbk From Israel, joined Feb 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

I might be wrong, but i think there is an 'H' series in production, which has glass cockpit and updated avionics.

cockpit? it's that little room in the front of the plane where the pilots seat.. but that's not important now
User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

Actually, the Air Force just ordered 60 units of the new "J" model. These can be easily recognized at rest by the six bladed props.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

What Danielbk described was the J model, which is very much in production and will remain so for quite a few more years. The H was the previous one, entering service for the first time sometime in the late 60's if I'm not mistaken. The C-130 has been in production for about 50 years now (maybe not continously).

P.S. Military Aviation forum, please.


Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

LY, as there are many civilian C-130s this is not a purely military topic and thus has every right to be here.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1446 times:


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