BAe146 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 161 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3020 times:
I've been searching for a while, and finally found a good picture of the C-130A before radar was installed on C-130's.
The C-130A's were all later retrofitted with radar, as well as all subsequent models. Here's the Pic.
F4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2001 times:
That is a good picture. It looks like a gunship based on the black fuselage with camouflage top. There was radar on this version. I don't remember the designation but it fit in the underside of the nose. The later version was the APN-59 that needed the larger bulge.
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Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1825 times:
All current C-130As in the US arsenal (I think there is now just a DC-130A since the NC-130A was retired) have 4 bladed props instead of the 3s. Does anyone still operate them with 3 bladed props? Mexico perhaps?
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1571 times:
Regarding this unique version I would like to share that about 12 or 13 years ago 2 C-130A's landed at OGMA / Alverca with registration and markings from Tchad Air Force. It looks that USA "gave" a few of these C-130A's to them and these 2 came probably to make some maintenance. But it looks that the work was more expensive than the real value of those C-130's so finnally they disassembled them. I had a friend that was the curator of the Portuguese Air Force Museum and he was quite excited and almost tempted to request a loan from USAF and keep one of those C-130A's here in Portugal. I remember talking with him saying that could be a great shot. But aparently none stayed and I guess they went back to USA. Does any of you know if any of these ex: Tchad AF got there?