I just saw on German TV Kabel 1 a program about Hercules LC-130 landing on a snow-ice runway in Greenland and at the South Pole. They had skies under the wheels. I saw this before but only with smaller planes. It was absolutely fascinating to see these big birds landing on ice with huge skids. These Hercules are amazing planes. For short take-of they even have auxiliar rocket propulsion. (like they called it on TV).
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