1/72 MPC Lockheed C-130E Hercules

Gallery Article by Tadeu Pinto Mendes


The Hercules is one of the most outstanding airplanes of the history of the military aviation, where it was called of "the air force in a single airplane" for its excellent qualities. Throw in several versions, the one that was most widely known had been L-382/C-130E. The manufacturer also got to throw a civil version, designated of L-100, being more extended. Were manufactured more than 1.900 airplanes and operated in more than 50 air forces. In FAB - Brazilian Air Force, 16 airplanes were ordered in 1965, being mostly the E version, for us to carry out transport functions, SAR and refueling. The permanence record in the air, it was done by a Hercules of FAB in 95 in mission SAR with a total time of 16:45 hrs without interruptions!


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The model:
This model is very well moulded, few pieces and easy to set up. It can be done in the versions E or H, because externally both are the same.

At the end of the eighties, the FAB began to camouflage all its Hercules, in the pattern of its other airplanes as F-5E and AT-26.

Ventral parts in Light Gray - FS 36622; Dorsal parts in Tan - FS 30219, Green - FS 34258 and Dark Green - FS 34079. Radome, spinners and half of the helixes in Black - FS 27038.

Tadeu Pinto Mendes


Photos and text by Tadeu Pinto Mendes