1/200 Scale Lockheed C-130J Hercules C.5 Diecast Model
ZH883, No. 47 Squadron “50th Anniversary”, RAF
50th anniversary of C-130 Hercules service with the RAF.
- Wingspan 20.20 cm 7.95 in Approx.
- Length 14.50 cm 5 .70 in Approx.
Model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components.
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted.
- Display stand included.
Inflight200 IF130CLEVE883 – 1/200 Scale C-130J Hercules C.5 Diecast Model.
Inflight200 IF130CLEVE883 is a 1/200 scale diecast model C-130J Hercules C.5. In the colour scheme worn during the 50th anniversary of C-130 Hercules in RAF service. The aircraft is ZH883 of No. 47 Squadron RAF, based at RAF Brize Norton. The aircraft wore the scheme during the 2016 Royal International Air Tattoo in England.
50 years of RAF C-130 Hercules Service.
The Royal Air Force celebrated the 50th anniversary of service with the C-130 Hercules in December 2016. In 1965, the RAF ordered 66 C-130Ks, a modified C-130E. Designated as Hercules C.1, The aircraft had British Avionic equipment, a roller conveyor system for heavy air drops and more powerful engines. The first Hercules (XV177) arrived on December 16, 1966 and entered service with 242 Operational Conversion Unit on August 1, 1967. No. 48 Squadron based at RAF Changi (Singapore) became the first operational Squadron in October 1967. Numbers 24, 30, 36, 47, and 48 Squadrons all equipped with Hercules C1 with in the same year. No. 30 and 47 Squadrons followed in 1968, No. 70 Squadron in 1971. Some 30 C.1s received a 4.57 m (15ft) fuselage stretch and re-designated as the Hercules C3. Six Hercules C1s were converted to Hercules C1P aerial refuelers. One airframe, XV208 went to the Royal Aircraft Establishment, modified for weather research and designated Hercules W2. The RAF retired the last two Hercules C-130K aircraft in service at the end of October 2013 replaced by the A400M Atlas.
The RAF ordered Twenty-five C-130J Super Hercules in December 1994. Designated as the Hercules C4 (fifteen ordered) and C5 (ten ordered), they first entered service in 2000. The C.4 is the same size as the Hercules C.3 and the C.5 as the Hercules C1. Numbers XXIV, 30 and 47 Squadrons currently operate the C-130J from RAF Brize Norton. The RAF Plan to replace all C-130Js with A400M by 2020.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
The Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin) C-130 is an American four turboprop engine, tactical transport aircraft. It first flew on August 23, 1954 and entered service in 1957. Designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. Able to operate from unprepared and semi-prepared runways. Fulfills a variety of roles including, gunship, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, aerial firefighting. In addition to research, search and rescue. The C-130 has been in production longer than any other type of military aircraft. Served with over 50 countries both in military and civilian roles. Australia became the first foreign operator during December 1958 when No 36 Squadron RAAF received the first of twelve C-130As. A Hercules holds the record for the largest and heaviest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier. In 1963 a KC-130F made touch-and-go landings, unassisted full-stop landings and take-offs on the USS Forrestal.
Designed from the ground-up as a combat transport and not a modified airliner. Crewed by five, two pilots, navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster. The C-130J has a minimum crew of two pilots and loadmaster. Twenty three cockpit windows give the flight crew clear visibility on steep approaches. Power by four Allison T56 turboprops, developed for the C-130, a new application of the turbine at that time. The -J variant uses the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 D3 turboprop with six-bladed composite scimitar propellers.
Able to carry 92 passengers or 72 combat troops or 64 paratroopers. The pressurised cargo hold can be quickly re-configured to carrying 74 litter patients with 5 medical crew, Cargo includes 6 pallets, 2–3 Humvees, 2 M113 armored personnel carriers. The C-130’s high-wing allows the height of the cargo floor to be at truck-bed level. Moved via the “roll-on/roll-off” rear-loading ramp.
Over time the Hercules has undergone improvement and updates. Including increased fuel capacity, improved engines, structural improvements, avionics upgrades, night vision ability and a higher gross weight. The newest version is the C-130J Super Hercules, developed in the 1990s is the only variant still in production. The cockpit has digital avionics (including head-up displays (HUDs), reduced crew numbers. Available in a standard-length or stretched variant.
The versatile air-frame has undergone adaptation for specialised missions. The first, a ski-equipped version to resupply Distant Early Warning radar sites. Followed by the C-130B-II an electronic reconnaissance variant, featuring signals intelligence (SIGINT) receiver antennas disguised as external wing fuel tanks.
The MC-130 series, special missions aircraft include, Combat Talon developed during the Vietnam War, tankers and gunships. The EC-130 series of electronic Warfare aircraft. Missions included psychological operations/information operations (PSYOP/IO) platform, airborne early warning and control (AEW&C), Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center. The AC-130 gunship, developed during the Vietnam War to replaced the AC-47 “Spooky”. The AC-130H Spectre carried two 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannons (later deleted). One Bofors 40 mm cannon and one 105 mm M102 howitzer.
The KC-130 tankers, equipped with a removable fuel tank inside the cargo compartment. Feeding two wing-mounted hose and drogue aerial refueling pods. The C/KC-130R and C/KC-130T are US Navy and USMC variants with under-wing external fuel tanks. The HC-130 series are long-range search and rescue variants for the USAF and the USCG. Used as a command aircraft for SAR missions. The USCG uses the HC-130H for long-range search and rescue, drug interdiction, illegal migrant patrols, homeland security, and logistics.
The Lockheed L-100 (L-382) is a civilian variant of the C-130E.
The C-130h has a maximum speed of 592 km/h (366 mph) and a cruise speed of 540 km/h (336 mph). A range of 3,800 km (2,360 mi) and maximum payload of 20,400 kg (45,000 lb). Service ceiling is 10,060 m (33,000 ft) empty or7,077 m (23,000 ft) with a 19,090 kg (42,000 lb) payload. Takeoff distance is 1,093 m (3,586 ft) at maximum weight of 70,300 kg (155,000 lb). 427 m (1,400 ft) at 36,300 kg (80,000 lb) gross weight.
Inflight200 IF130CLEVE883 – 1/200 Scale Lockheed C-130J Hercules C.5 Diecast Model. ZH883, No. 47 Sqn “50th Anniversary” Scheme, RAF.