Aviation Photo #0933889 Lockheed C-130T Hercules (L-382) - USA - Marines

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    Ian Woodcock
    USA - Marines
    Lockheed C-130T Hercules (L-382)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed
    382-5258
    164763
    Virginia Beach - Oceana NAS / Apollo Soucek Field
    Virginia
    USA
    September 16, 2005
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Comments (87)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic shooting!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning! Pure 1d2 power!!! :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent image captured in difficult lighting. Well done!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning shot of the Herc with the Jatto assisted t/o
Anonymous
11 years ago
A wonderfully framed shot under difficult lighting. One of the best pictures I have seen in a long while.
Anonymous
11 years ago
To watch a take-off using ramjets is awesome (Blue Angels in FLL), but the contrast of dusk and the effects of a perfect shot deserve 5 star rating.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A stunning picture! Just as impressive as the C130 take-off, itself
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot. It really is an eye-catcher, but what exactly caused the fireworks?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice pic, salute to all
Anonymous
11 years ago
In such a low light condition, excellent capture for the photographer. Great moment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Blast Off!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb capture of the JATO!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent image of C130 take-off
Anonymous
11 years ago
Perfect
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great!!!!! What more can I say????
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent !!! It's really a great shot !!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic. i have never seen the ramjets in action. very impressive.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's quite a climbingrate...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely awesome!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Can anyone me if this is called a RATO or JATO?!?!...i would suspect the former.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome shot! I was at the Oceana Airshow that same weekend, but missed this takeoff. I was too busy exploring the hanger. Awesome picture and it was an awesome weekend!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What an awesome shot!i can almost feel the power of that JATO
Anonymous
11 years ago
Both JATO (Jet Assisted Take off) and RATO (Rocket Assisted Take Off) are correct ways to say the same things although JATO is nowadays more usual than RATO.
Great picture.I wish I could see something like that nearby!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Exelant use of camera filters
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderfull...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Does the pilot still need the flaps with a JATO thrust?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great photo. Awesome takeoff and it's a well framed photo. I can feel the power even by just looking at it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Too bad I couldn't make it to the night show... What an awesome glow.

FATTTTTTTTT ALBERRRT!!!!
-Miles
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning, beautiful capture.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing lighting, my new background!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think this is one of those shots that many people can only dream of getting. The exhaust from the JATO rockets looking like sparks, the reflections on the skin of the sponsons and even between the flaps and the surface of the wing...Top Effort.

KInd Regards,

Cliff Burgess.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Photo
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, thanks for sharing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful! I love the JATO and the dark silhouette of the C-130 is incredible!
Anonymous
11 years ago
YEA!!! What a awesome picture of Fat Albert's JATO!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wooooow
Anonymous
11 years ago
Crewed c130s for twenty years always a soft spot when i see a working picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome view of a C-130
Anonymous
11 years ago
Was in the airforce and was part of jato. just love it.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!
I hope everyone is alright after that. How did it catch on fire?
Anonymous
11 years ago
A great night shot with the bright rockets providing added color.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Climbing like a homesick angel, outstanding !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A hurry deliver to the space
Anonymous
11 years ago
Veyr nice...is this the 'top secret' c130 that has a rocket assisted take off and STOl capabilities, or are the rockets there to make it lokky prettiful?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cool i like that rocket engines.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's the "Top Secret" Fat Albert at most Blue Angels airshows. It is the ONLY C-130 that uses JATO these days. If they all don't fire, you're in for a bad ride, which is why Fat Albert is the only one to use it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The contrast of the rockets and the twilight.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool lighting.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
No matter how far we go with new tech, the C130 will always be one of my favorite planes
Anonymous
10 years ago
Exactly - the more detail the better! crisp and clear image, even in low light. how odd, however, to see a rocket-assisted propjet
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good view of a dangerous but necessary activity
Anonymous
10 years ago
Mmm... JATO. Closest thing most pilots ever experience to a rocket launch. Wheee.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot . . . however, the reason for the four and not the five is because of the lackluster background.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What happens to the boosters once the aircraft has achieved level flight? Do they fall off? Or are they served as an appetizer during the in-flight movie?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Not everyone can get a photo like this. either good management, or even better luck, just wish i had taken it
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great contrast night vs rocket's light. Besides that, you don't get to see a pic like this every day.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful profile shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Clarity and impression of power and technology. Lighting is very good,
Anonymous
10 years ago
Glorious
Anonymous
10 years ago
The contrast of the white flame jets against the darkened aircraft is eyecatching
Anonymous
10 years ago
The angle of climb is amazing if it as actually as it looks. that would be a ride!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like the contrast of the photo, the effect it has. It reminds me of one of my friends' works
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fat Albert is my Hero. Awsome display of a technology that is not used often, and seen by the "common man" even less
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot is an outstanding imagine of America's air power!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've only just found this, it's brilliant!!!! Great capture man!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Airpower is one of America's many forte and the Blue Angels are Nonpareil. I Never tire of seeing "Fat Albert's" incredible angle of attack JATO assisted demo in "The Blue's" airshow. Thanks, Ian, for sharing a Great capture here.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Use to work on Fat Albert while stationed at VMGR-234 in Ft Worth. Brings memories back. Not a T model but I believe a E model C-130.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Note to Inflight Catering: No more bean burritos for the passengers! Seriously, though, this is a very nice shot; very dynamic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love those JATOs. I wish I could put a couple on my 172.
Anonymous
10 years ago
'Spose that'll void the warranty? (loved the "Oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!" comment below...cracked me up)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Up. Up and away from the ground fire.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love jato on a herk, especially fat albert.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wow!!!!its just amazing.although i never really understood wat that fire is for....
Anonymous
8 years ago
"And There's Faaaaaaaaaaatttt Albert" Perfect timing Ian.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Gotta love JATO
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic picture.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a treat to see the Fat Albert performing a JATO takeoff in the dim skies!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I suppose the acronym should be RATO (rocket) as opposed to JATO. I wonder what this bird sounds like in this configuration (I've watched/marshaled a number of C130's in my time in the SAAF)
Anonymous
6 years ago
RATO is as loud as it looks. Pretty awesome though, if you have to get off the ground NOW.
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's the Hercules of the Blue Angels ?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Absolutely BRILLIANT photograph!!! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing!

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