flight152
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First Stretched C-130J-30 For Usaf Completed

Tue Jul 03, 2001 7:10 am

Lockheed Martin has completed the assembly of the first C-130J-30 for the USAF. This is the first of 5 extended fuselage length USAF C-130Js under contract. The aircraft will be flown to Edwards AFB flight test center following painting and flight tests. It will be joined by a further 2 C-130J-30 for a 3-month test program. After testing they will go to Rhode Islands Air National Gaurd 143rd airlift wing.

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract for a additional 12 C-130J's at a value of $734.5 Million. These include
-(1) EC-130J & (2) C-130J-30s for Air National Gaurd.
-(3) KC-130Js for USMC
-(6) HC-130Js for the US coast Gaurd
 
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RE: First Stretched C-130J-30 For Usaf Completed

Tue Jul 03, 2001 8:39 pm

You got a picture?

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RE: First Stretched C-130J-30 For Usaf Completed

Wed Jul 04, 2001 5:58 pm

Wouldn't it be nice if they could give the USCG a budget and replace all of the various vintages of H and E models that they have in service.

Doubt it will happen though. They are allways stuck with hand-me-downs for the big boy services.
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Duce50Boom
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RE: First Stretched C-130J-30 For Usaf Completed

Wed Jul 04, 2001 11:27 pm

how is the -130J a 'hand me down' from the other services? the coast guard requested it and they got it. it's going to replace the various vintages of h and e model 130's. if you mean a hand me down because the active duty doesn't want it because it's a piece of junk, then you're right. but since they asked for it i don't see how you can say it's just a hand me down
 
flight152
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RE: First Stretched C-130J-30 For Usaf Completed

Thu Jul 05, 2001 12:34 am

Heres the picture MikeN posted.
 
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RE: First Stretched C-130J-30 For Usaf Completed

Thu Jul 05, 2001 4:44 pm

DuceE50Boom....

I didn't realize that they USCG had requested them....

If they have and are receiving them then GREAT!! I was under the impression that they where going to stick it out with their HC-130E/H models for a while yet.
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