Lockheed C-130 Hercules – Delta Air Lines (Displayed Damaged) 1/144
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Corgi Aviation Archive AA31310: Lockheed C-130 Hercules in the attractive livery of Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA, 1966. This was a legends series model with fixed lowered undercarriage. This has been detached (but still present) to give an option of wheels up in flight display, but the raised undercarriage parts are not included. There are a few marks on this model which suggest is has been on display. PLEASE NOTE: THIS MODEL WILL COME IN A NON STANDARD BLUE PLASTIC TRAY WITH CLEAR LID AND A DISPLAY STAND.
A handful of civilian versions of the famous military Lockheed C-130 Hercules was delivered in the mid-1960s, designated L-100, including N9259R (c/n 4176) which was delivered in October 1966. In December 1968, it was “stretched” to L-100-20 configuration with a longer fuselage and continued in service with Delta until being sold in September 1973.
Designed to function as a troop, medical evacuation and cargo transport aircraft, the C-130 Hercules was first flown on August 23rd, 1954. Built by Lockheed and capable of over 40,000 lbs of payload, this four-engine turboprop aircraft is quite possibly the most versatile tactical transport in existence. Its modern roles include airlift and airdrop, electronic surveillance, search and rescue, space-capsule recovery, helicopter refueling and aerial attack. Capable of takeoffs and landings from unprepared runways, the C-130 has even landed and taken off from a carrier deck without benefit of arresting gear or catapults.