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Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130..  
User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 7499 times:

I am trying to find out the exact specs and history on the C-130 that is known as "Fat Albert" for the USN Blue Angels. Type, year of manufacturing, other users if any, etc. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks,
GulfstreamGuy


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User currently offlineEmmett99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7422 times:

Check this out. I haven't (other than the schedule) but there may be something.

http://www.blueangels.navy.mil/flashindex.html


User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7341 times:

Emmett99,

Yeah, I had tried that site already but they only talk about the history of the "Fat Albert Airlines" team. No specs on the C-130 itself. Awesome site though! Blue Angels rock!

GulfstreamGuy



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7340 times:

GulfstreamGuy....I asked about this same plane a long time ago. Apparently there were several "Fat Albert" over the years. If you'll do a search in this forum (military aviation), you may be able to find it. You'll fing it quite interesting. Look in my profile under topic starter. I think it's stll there. Regards.


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User currently offlineEmmett99 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7295 times:

GSG,

This is a fairly interesting site on the C-130. Hope it helps.

http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/index.sht


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7267 times:

As of 10-02 the Blue Angels were assigned C-130T BuNo 164763. It is assigned to them but is carried on Marine Corps books. Crew, as noted by the BA website is all USMC. They were also assigned a TC-130G BuNo 151891, but I think (not sure) that this a/c was replaced by the 130T.


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User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7252 times:

Thanks for all of everyone's help. I was able to find it in this great web page.
http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/navyserials.html This is a great site for anyone needing BuNos for military planes.

The C-130 that I have a picture of was taken at the air show in Little Rock AFB in 1999, so that particuliar Fat Albert was a C-130G BuNo 151891. It was replaced by C-130T BuNo 164763 in Nov. 2002. The C-130G I have a picture of is now at the Navel Air Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

Thanks again.

GulfstreamGuy



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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 7197 times:

In 2002, the Blues had two C130's on the ground in Traverse City at the same time for the whole weekend. I had never seen that before. What is pretty regular though, is when an engine FOD's out, they use an ANG C130 to bring a new engine up from P-Cola.

User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7323 times:

Here's something interesting. When I photographed the 737 prototype (N515NA) here at BFI, I noticed something interesting. Look to the lower right of the door. It says "Fat Albert I."


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Apparently, with a length only one foot greater than its wingspan, the stubby aircraft earned the nickname, "Fat Albert."

I assume this was before the Blue's got their own Fat Albert? This airframe was built in '67.


william


User currently offlinePhatAlbert From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6252 times:

The Phat Albert nowadays is 164763 (cn 5258) http://www.airliners.net/photos/photos/3/4/1/069143.jpg
and yes all crew is USMC and i think they serve 2 years maybe.. then are replaced by other officers.. same as the f-18 pilots.. http://www.airliners.net/open.file/069143/L/ is where a lil info might come from.. hope i helped a lil

*Isaac*

[Edited 2005-11-04 08:42:31]


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