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Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:59 am

This anonymous Argentinian Air Force Hercules landed today morning at SCL.



Any help with plane ID/registration will be highly appreciated!

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RE: Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:26 am

I'd guess TC-69


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RE: Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:31 am

Hi Andrew,

Many thanks for your reply. However, if you look closely at the badges in front of the front door they are slightly different. Also, TC-69 is a KC-130, and I suspect (but don't know for sure) the one in my picture is a regular C-130H. I know there are some other C-130H of the Argentinian Air Force with no pictures in the DB.

Any help from our Argentinian photogs?
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RE: Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:54 am

Yes, the badges are different... the ones on your photo are more colourful. Given that no registration is obvious on the nose I'd guess it's had a respray and new badges applied.


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RE: Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:53 am

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 1):
I'd guess TC-69

Indeed pure guesswork given that:

Quoting Acontador (Reply 2):
there are some other C-130H of the Argentinian Air Force with no pictures in the DB.

Unfortunately, you can only upload it with no reg.

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RE: Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:05 am

Hi Andrew and Peter,

Well, after searching all over the web and looking at countless Argentinian Herc pictures, I have to say that Andrew was not wrong at all!

So, all the Argentinian cammo Hercs have subtle differences in the paint scheme, and only TC-69 shows some distinct features:
- Rudder seems taken from another plane (slightly different cammo scheme and washed-out paint)
- Roundel is in exact same position behind door (some do not have one at all, others in front of said door)
- Metal panel around APU exhaust is in bare metal (others are painted)
- Brown spots of cammo are exactly the same (all others are different)
- All these little metal spots on fin are the same both in number as in position

For me that's enough to conclude that "my" Herc is TC-69!

Many thanks for your help !

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RE: Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:52 am

Could be TC-66?

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RE: Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:51 pm

Hi EZEIZA (difficult to guess your location Big grin ),

Actually it cannot be TC-66, as its paint scheme is completely different than the one in my picture. I mean it is similar "SE Asia" cammo, but very different in the details I outlined in my last reply. Only TC-69 is a match, with the only difference of the batches, but these could have been easily re-applied lately.

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RE: Help With Plane Id (Argentinian Air Force Herc)

Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:46 am

Andrés

Apparently you´re right, it is TC-69. Maybe with some modifications. Check this pic:


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I´ll check if I find anything else (I´m waiting for a reply on an Argentine forum).
Hope it helps.

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