Terugkomst van de RNLAF Hercules C-130H-30 G-275 uit Turkije

Vandaag was het de terugkomst van de RNLAF Hercules C-130H-30 G-275 van het 336 sq die als een vliegende Ambulance goed en bijzonder werk heeft verricht groot respect voor alle mannen en vrouwen die deze opdracht goed uitgevoerd hebben je kan jaren oefenen maar de praktijk is toch anders!! Tekst André Pouw en foto Skunk Works bedankt!!

Twee weken van medevac ondersteuning in Turkije zitten er weer op. Vandaag met een bijzonder team weer terug op Vliegbasis Eindhoven. 83 patiënten, 215 familieleden en 10 pallet met tenten vervoerd. 24/6!! Woorden als intensief, teamwork, voldaan en dierbaar blijven nog lang in gedachte.
AMC/336TAS en CML/OGZ, allemaal toppers!!

Lockheed Martin Delivers First C-130J-30 Super Hercules To The Indonesian Air Force

The IDAF will receive a total of five Super Hercules tactical airlifters

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the first of five C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical airlifters to the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF) during a ceremony here today, commemorating a new era in Hercules operations for this longtime C-130 operator.

The IDAF’s new C-130J-30s offer increased cargo capacity, speed, range, power, performance and lower operating costs over its legacy C-130s to support the IDAF’s wide range of mission requirements for decades to come. These new C-130J-30s expand the IDAF’s ability to partner on missions and training opportunities with allies and regional forces that also operate Super Hercules.

“Indonesian Air Force crews have long trusted the C-130 to support the most challenging of missions facing Indonesia and other nations in the Pacific,” said Rod McLean, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions programs at Lockheed Martin. “This new era of Super Hercules operations supports Indonesia in achieving mission success with a highly tailored airlift fleet that ensures IDAF crews can support any task — anywhere, anytime — with more power, strength and capability for decades to come.”

Indonesia has operated C-130s since the 1960s, using its Hercules fleet for critical national and regional missions such as delivering humanitarian aid and disaster relief, as well as providing military and peacekeeping support around the Pacific Rim.

The C-130J Super Hercules is the worldwide choice in tactical airlift, serving 26 operators in 22 nations. To date, more than 520 C-130Js have been delivered and the Super Hercules remains unmatched in its ability to support 18 different mission requirements.

For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com/c130

First MC-130J Commando II arrives to 193rd Special Operations Wing

First MC-130J Commando II arrives to 193rd Special Operations Wing



Photo by Master Sgt. Alexander Farver 

193rd Special Operations Wing  

An MC-130J Commando II arrives at the 193rd Special Operations Wing Feb. 2, 2023 at Middletown, Pennsylvania. The aircraft is the first to arrive to the 193rd SOW, marking a symbolic beginning to its new primary mission as the first, and currently only Air National Guard unit to operate the Commando II. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Alexander Farver)

Beste Wensen 2023/Happy New Year

Alle Hercules Fans, Crews,Onderhouds en Ondersteunend Personeel van onze favoriete Hercules C-130 over de hele wereld wensen wij een voorspoedig 2023 toe!!
foto credits Cornelis Van Der Ven Luchtmachtdagen Vliegbasis Volkel 2019 RNLAF C-130H 336 sq Air Power Demo en bewerkt door Frank van den Hurk
We wish all Hercules Fans Crews, Maintenance and Support Personnel of our favorite Hercules C-130 around the world a prosperous 2023!!