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  • ericthered
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    Recently the Brazilian Air Force retired of service the C-130E FAB 2453 after more 40 years of service. Now, this aircraft is preserved in Aerospace Museum.

    Eric.

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  • fungus
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    Kiwi Hercs celebrate 50 years in service

    The first C-130H Hercules delivered to the Royal New Zealand Air Force has celebrated its 50th birthday while on operations supporting the Vanuatu cyclone recovery effort.

    NZ7001 was the first of five C-130Hs delivered the RNZAF at Whenuapai on March 24 1965. On its 50th birthday, the aircraft was tasked to fly from Suva to Port Vila with a Fijian aid team before returning to Whenuapai that evening. To commemorate the milestone NZ7001 has been painted with a special 50th anniversary tail art scheme which it will wear for a year.

    http://australianaviation.com.au/201...rs-in-service/

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