Early days of the RAF C-130K Hercules

The C-130J, the next generation of Hercules succeeding the C-130K, is due to be retired by the RAF next year. We go back to the ’60s with this article from the April 5, 1967 issue of ‘Aeroplane’ where Mike Hooks takes a deep dive into the RAF’s then new C-130K

 

C-130K Hercules…all systems go

With the Lockheed C-130K Hercules about to enter service with the RAF, Michael Hooks looks at the background to the UK Government’s order for the aircraft and describes its future operational role in squadron service

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