Giving Smokey Bear A Hand
20 April 2010
In 2009, the C-130J made its debut as did the new and improved MAFFS 2 equipment, which, while specifically designed for operation with the Super Hercules, can be used on any Hercules.
The Norse Goddesses
1 July 2009
It took a couple of tries, but Norwegian Defence Minister Anne-Grethe Strøm-Erichsen followed tradition and shattered a bottle of champagne on the forward fuselage jack pad of the Royal Norwegian Air Force's first Super Hercules.
On The Fast Track
1 July 2009
The 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein AB, Germany, is the only permanently assigned us tactical airlift squadron in Europe. If there is an airlift need in Europe, Africa, or even western Asia, the 37th, known as the Blue Tail Flies, is usually the first s
Fifty Years Of Hercules Down Under
9 January 2009
A new era in Australian airlift began on 13 December 1958 when Wing Commander Ian Olorenshaw, a former fighter pilot, and his crew touched down at RAAF Richmond west of Sydney, completing the delivery flight of the first C-130A Hercules for the Royal Aust
Willis Hawkins And The Genesis Of The Hercules
15 November 2004
Updated article on the career of Willis M. Hawkins, who, in 1951, led the team that designed the C-130.