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In the history of aviation there have been a handful of airplanes that have achieved true super-star status. Most have been bombers or fighters while some, such as the Douglas DC-3, became famous because of both their familiarity and their capabilities. Others, such as the Boeing B-17, became famous because they came from the factory with their own press-agent packed in the box who passed out news release after news release. But there is one airplane that is a super-star because of what it can do, what is has done and what it will do in the future. That airplane is Lockheed's Model 182-282-382, but which is known the world over as the Hercules.


Hercules and the Four Horsemen

Pope Pea Patch

315th Air Division

463rd Troop Carrier/Tactical Airlift Wing

Operation Dragon Rouge/Dragon Noir

C-130 Flareships

Formation Flying

Kham Duc

Joint Task Force LEO

Commando Vault


Troop Carrier

C-130 Photographs

Special Ops

Vietnam Airlift Operations

Charlie Shaub

Spare 617

Books

In May, 1969 assistant crew chief Paul Meyer stole his airplane and crashed into the English Channel. Accident Report.

In June, 1968 Pat Hatch and his crew were hit by automatic weapons fire and crashed at Tay Ninh - Fire Flight



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