1/72 Airfix C-130 Hercules

by Steve Platt

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Hello again from downunder, my second submission is the 1/72 Airfix C-130 Hercules a workhorse for many years in numerous countries.  As a Royal Australian Air Force enthusiast the subject is a C-130H during its deployment in Afghanistan 2002.  The RAAF's 86th Wing operates approx 20 airframes divided into 2 Squadrons 36 & 37 Sqn, they are made up of both the H & J variants.

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This particular aircraft A97-009 in 2002 was overall Green an still is, most of the H models in the RAAF inventory are either Overall Green or a Camo scheme, the J models are a light Ghost Grey. 

In December 2006 the RAAF takes delivery of the first of four C-17 Globemasters, this will increase Australia's ability to provide transport and logistical support for its defence forces, however their will always be a place for the "HERC".

Steve

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Photos and text by Steve Platt