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Lockheed C-130 Hercules: Military transport aircraft
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is an American four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built originally by Lockheed. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. More than 40 variants of the Hercules, including civilian versions marketed as the Lockheed L-100, operate in more than 60 nations.


Tanker plane that crashed in Australia hit ground after low fire retardant drop: preliminary report

A C-130 tanker plane that crashed and killed all three Americans on board while fighting fires in Australia last month hit the ground shortly after making a two-second fire retardant drop at an..
Reuters - Published

Confronting images of crashed firefighting C-130 emerge as investigation starts

A water tanker that crashed in NSW had dropped fire retardant along a ridge before it hit the ground and exploded, the transport safety bureau says.
SBS - Published

Videos for Lockheed C-130 Hercules

Trump to take billions more from military for wall [Video]Trump to take billions more from military for wall

The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Probe into fatal Australia firefighter plane crash complicated by blaze [Video]Probe into fatal Australia firefighter plane crash complicated by blaze

Australian officials were working on Friday to extricate the bodies of three U.S. firefighters from a plane that crashed in remote bushland, as the area's "active" bushfire status complicated an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:03Published

Three dead as water tanker plane crashes in Australia [Video]Three dead as water tanker plane crashes in Australia

A water tanker plane fighting wildfires in Australia has crashed killing three American crew members, officials have said. The C-130 Hercules plane went down in the Snowy Monaro region in the state of..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published


U.S. trio killed in Australia bushfire plane crash highly-experienced

The three U.S. firefighters killed when their C-130 Hercules tanker plane crashed while battling fierce bushfires in Australia were all former U.S. military members aged in their 40s with extensive..
Reuters - Published

Australia starts probe into bushfire air tanker crash that killed three Americans

Investigations are underway into the crash of a C-130 Hercules air tanker that was fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, a state fire official said on Friday, with the state in mourning for..
Reuters - Published

Australia plane crash kills 3 US firefighters

Three American crew members died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. (Jan. 23) - Published

Canadian waterbomber plane crashes while fighting Australia bushfires, three dead

A Canadian-owned C-130 Hercules air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Canadian air tanker fighting Australia bushfires crashes, killing three

A Canadian-owned Hercules C-130 air tanker crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region on Thursday, killing all three of its crew, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: C-130 Hercules aircraft used as water bombers to fight fires around the world

A Lockheed C-130 Hercules tanker fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region crashed after losing contact with ground control on Thursday, authorities said. Modified versions of the aircraft are..
Reuters - Published

Australian air tanker feared crashed while fighting bushfires

Helicopters were searching on Thursday for a C-130 Hercules air tanker feared to have crashed while fighting bushfires in Australia's alpine region, authorities said, as soaring temperatures and strong..
Reuters - Published

Chile missing C-130 plane: Floating debris found

Thirty-eight people were on board the Antarctic-bound transport plane that disappeared on Monday.
BBC News - Published

Air Force member goes missing during training jump over Gulf

Air Force says airman "exited a C-130 aircraft" over Gulf of Mexico about 4 miles south of Florida Panhandle
CBS News - Published

C-130 transport plane crashes and catches fire but 7 on board unharmed

Fire officials say the private aircraft made an emergency landing at the Santa Barbara, California airport
CBS News - Published

Brazil deploys troops, military aircraft to fight Amazon fires

Brazil on Sunday deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes were ignited ahead of nationwide protests over the destruction.
France 24 - Published

New Zealand selects Lockheed C-130J as preferred military transport replacement

New Zealand on Tuesday said it had selected Lockheed Martin Corp's C-130J Super Hercules as the preferred replacement for five aging C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft, a choice in line with..
Reuters - Published

IAF's AN-32 aircraft with 13 on board goes missing

The aircraft, carrying 8 crew members and 5 passengers, was headed for the Mechuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh when it went off radar. It has not been in contact with ground agencies..
IndiaTimes - Published

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