Lockheed in 1975

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LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION IN 1975

 

6. C-130 HERCULES Multipurpose Transport

The U S Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Science Foundation and governments of 36 foreign nations have bought more than 1400 C-130 Hercules in 45 versions, and this remarkable aircraft is continuing in production and remains in demand by both U.S. and foreign users. Also prominent in returning freed U.S. prisoners from Vietnam. C-130s played direct combat roles as gunships in Vietnam and carried more than two thirds of all combat cargo and passenger tonnage airlifted by the Air Force within that country. Hercules also serves as a nation builder, airlifting heavy machinery in India's Himalayas, carrying massive oil drilling equipment over the Andes and speeding road construction in Brazil and Peru. Other missions: air-sea rescue, missile tracking, drone launching, aerial refueling, ski operations, weather observation. Length 97 ft., wingspan 133 ft., maximum cruise 360 m.p.h. Built by Lockheed-Georgia.

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All information on this page is from a Lockheed Aircraft Corporation brochure of 1975.