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C-130A Hercules 1954 Year 1/144 Scale Plastic Model Kit Amodel 1437

Theme: Military

Era : 1946-1959

Scale : 1/144

Material : Plastic

Series: Military Transport Aircrafts

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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C-130 “Lockheed C-130 Hercules) Lockhid is an American military transport aircraft of medium and high range. The main military transport aircraft of the United States, NATO countries and a number of other countries. For 2014, it is the most common military transport aircraft in the world. By 1998, the Hercules around the whole world flew almost 25 million hours.

The design of the aircraft began by order of the US Air Force, which were looking for the replacement of obsolete transporters C-119 Flying BoxCar, C-47 Skytrain, and C-46 Commando. According to the US Air Force command, formulated on the experience of the Korean War, the new machine was to meet the changed conditions of warfare. Customers presented the following requirements for the project: the aircraft should accommodate 92 passengers or 72 soldiers with complete equipment and weapons or 64 paratroopers with weapons, equipment and parachutes. The range of 1100 nautical miles and the ability to continue the flight in the refusal of one engine was required. A separate requirement was the opportunity to take off from unprepared field airfields.

The first flight of the S-130 was made on August 23, 1954-from Berbank, California, to the Edwards air base. The flight lasted 61 minutes. Soon after, Lockhid received an order for serial production of the aircraft.

Various S-130 modifications were used in all wars and military conflicts with the participation of the United States, starting with the Vietnamese War (except for the bombing of the Gaddafi forces in Libya).

In 1984, he made the first flight an experimental aircraft under the HTTB program. In the future, based on the works on this program, a deeply modernized transport C-130J “Super Hercules” (or “Hercules-2”) was created, which is currently produced and operated.
In 2000, Boeing received an order to replace on-board electronic equipment and work to extend the resource of old S-130 modifications, about 198 machines (AMP program). By 2010, the US MO has approved the estimate of the improvement sets, the cost of work is estimated at $ 14 million on board, with a total cost of $ 1.4 billion.