Aviation Photo #1084671 Lockheed C-130T Hercules (L-382) - USA - Marines

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Fat Albert with his famous JATO take off. Check the guy that is looking outside from the roof window...
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    Michael Vaeremans
    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
    Leeuwarden
    Netherlands
    June 17, 2006
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Comments (18)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice action pic! Well done!
Soetkin
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think this guy behind the roof window is taking a picture, doesn't he? I could swear he holds a camera. Great and sharp picture btw :)...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Absolutely spectacular! My new favorite on the whole site! An excellent shot of a beautiful bird! Semper Fi!
Anonymous
11 years ago
5 million stars a+ wow wow wow, great shot. holy jesus thats a great shot. great!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now that's what i call a rocket-like take off.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I just don't lilke this photo, but the engine fire.:-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Woow, the best Jato pic i´ve ever seen, very impressive. 4 stars - 5 if the watermark wasen´t there.
Anonymous
11 years ago
He must have one hell of a nice view from there, great photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Pretty sure they guy is holding a camera!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Those flyboys are sure having fun!
Anonymous
9 years ago
JATO means "Jet Assisted Take-Off". you wrote "JATO Take off" :P so take off is there twice
Anonymous
8 years ago
It was one of the best moments of the show!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very good picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
4 stars. But I have a question - Is it safe to have the hot jet exhaust in direct contact with the skin of the airplane ? I would imagine it would set up a temperature differential (this would have long term structural consequences ?) ...as well as, spoil the paint job ? :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
How much thrust do the rockets produce?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fat Albert is light on his feet! Re: The post asking about the rocket exhaust contacting the skin of the aircraft... (1) the JATO units are mounted on the main landing gear sponsons, which extend out from the sides of the fuselage, and (2) the units are canted away from the fuselage, ie, the thrust does not project parallel to the line of flight. Hope this helps. No slack in Marine Air!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I remember seeing this and thinking: "What is so special about this take-off. I've seen a Hercules take off before." and then it was all fire and loud and it was gone. Loved it! This photo reminds me of that day. Thank you.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Just saw this aircraft do virtually the same take-off out of SFO...without the JATO rockets. Not once, but TWO days in a row. I've seen it with and without the JATOs and I swear he did just as good without them. Two days in a row. I'm not saying the JATOS aren't necessary. I'm sure that if you had it at max takeoff weight you'd want even more than 8 JATOs.

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