Aviation Photo #0292752 Lockheed LC-130F Hercules (L-282) - USA - Navy

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Has provision for additional fuel tanks, JATO gear, and wheel/ski undercarriage. Four were produced for use by VX-6 in Antarctica. Seen here in the opposite end of the world, in arctic Greenland.
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    Erik Frikke
    USA - Navy
    Lockheed LC-130F Hercules (L-282)
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    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
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    July 1975
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12 years ago
The first four ski equipted C-130's were delivered to us navy squadron vx-6 in early 60's. 318, 319, 320 and 321 with 320 possibly being the last of the original four planes. I was air crew on this plane for two years in the antarctic. a very strong bird that took a terrific beating by landing on snow and hard ice while supporting the usa scientific expedition. in 1963, our crew and this plane set a unique record in polar aviation. we flew over the north pole, south pole and pole of inaccessability, all within seven months.

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