WEST FIELD, Tinian (Sept. 15, 2014) A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules lands on a runway during Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S.-only, exercise with focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces.Tthis is the fifth exercise in the Valiant Shield series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Schlosser/Released)

WEST FIELD, Tinian (Sept. 15, 2014) A U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules lands on a runway during Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S.-only, exercise with focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces.Tthis is the fifth exercise in the Valiant Shield series. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Austin Schlosser/Released)

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Otis 80 on final runway 29. Providing tanker support to 4 MV-22Bs from HMX-1, returning home from a presidential support mission in Europe. From VMGR-252 and wearing special squadron markings. 
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Otis 80 on final runway 29. Providing tanker support to 4 MV-22Bs from HMX-1, returning home from a presidential support mission in Europe. From VMGR-252 and wearing special squadron markings.

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Air Force Lt. Col. Charles Hans, an aircraft commander with the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, communicates with ground crews from the cockpit of his C-130 Hercules aircraft after returning from an airdrop mission in the Baltic region on Sept. 8, 2014, during Operation Saber Junction. The 123rd participated in the training exercise along with five other Air Guard units and troops from 17 NATO countries. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. James W. Killen)

Air Force Lt. Col. Charles Hans, an aircraft commander with the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing, communicates with ground crews from the cockpit of his C-130 Hercules aircraft after returning from an airdrop mission in the Baltic region on Sept. 8, 2014, during Operation Saber Junction. The 123rd participated in the training exercise along with five other Air Guard units and troops from 17 NATO countries. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. James W. Killen)

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KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Rwanda — Rwandan forces stand by to board a C-130 Hercules from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, here July 19. The Ramstein Airmen were here to provide transportation for 1,200 Rwandan forces to Sudan in support of NATO’s response for the African Union’s expanded peacekeeping mission in Darfur with logistics and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley C. Church)

KIGALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Rwanda — Rwandan forces stand by to board a C-130 Hercules from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, here July 19. The Ramstein Airmen were here to provide transportation for 1,200 Rwandan forces to Sudan in support of NATO’s response for the African Union’s expanded peacekeeping mission in Darfur with logistics and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley C. Church)

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KC-130 Hercules Carrier Trials on USS Forrestal - October/November, 1963

Tests with a KC-130 in 1963 demonstrated the viability of launching/landing a C-130 on the deck of aircraft carriers - without a tailhook or catapult assist. The C-130 was proposed as a “Super Carrier Onboard Delivery” (Super-COD), able to deliver equipment like spare jet engines that the current C-1 Trader could not carry. While the tests were a wild success, Hercules operations would have involved removing most of the other aircraft from the carrier deck - something no captain would endorse. 

The KC-130 used in the tests went on to serve until retired in 2005. The larger C-2 Greyhound COD aircraft went on to enter Navy service in 1966.

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Hercules!
Em uma certa manhã escura no inverno do Fim do Mundo, a tênue luz que tentava romper o horizonte não era suficiente para revelar o explendor do manto de nuvens. Mas a fé e a expectativa de quem abre um livro sem capa foram o suficiente para revelar aquilo que a escuridão escondia.
by Johnson Barros

Hercules!

Em uma certa manhã escura no inverno do Fim do Mundo, a tênue luz que tentava romper o horizonte não era suficiente para revelar o explendor do manto de nuvens. Mas a fé e a expectativa de quem abre um livro sem capa foram o suficiente para revelar aquilo que a escuridão escondia.

by Johnson Barros

C-130 Hercules Lockheed Martin