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User currently offlineBAe146 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 161 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2976 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.

http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/image2/ac130_83.jpg

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User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1957 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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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
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This particular aircraft was the testbed for the AC-130. I think this aircraft is preserved down at Eglin AFB in Ft Walton Beach, FL.


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User currently offlineHemispheres From United States of America, joined May 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

It also looks like it has three bladed props. Was this the same for all the early C-130's?


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User currently offlineLeanOfPeak From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 509 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

A: 3-blade
B-H: 4-blade
J: 6-blade


User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

I have been lucky enough to capture a couple of the 'Roman Noses' though at the end of their careers, not in the old AC-130A camo scheme which looks really good. Silver suited them as well.


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The props were long gone though

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1781 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?


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1640 times:
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After 1972, all USAF/USN/USMC/USCG C-130A's were retrofitted with 4 bladed, varible-pitch props. As far as foreign air forces, it's any ones guess.


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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1527 times:

Hi!

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?
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