JFox JF-C130-011 – 1/200 Scale C-130E (L-382) Hercules Diecast Model
JFox JF-C130-011 diecast model replicates in 1/200 scale the Lockheed C-130E Hercules (L-382), s/n A97-178, No. 37 Squadron, RAAF with the squadron’s “50th Anniversary” tail scheme, worn during 1993
A97-178 arrived at RAAF Richmond, assigned to No. 37 Squadron on November 27, 1966. Returned to Lockheed in 2000, upgraded to Super-E standard with dash-15 engines and onsold to the Pakistan Air Force as 4178.
Hobby Master 1/200 scale Lockheed C-130E Hercules (L-382) diecast model details
|Length||14.5 cm||5.70 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||20.2 cm||7.95 in||Approx|
Diecast model features include:
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Display stand included.
No. 37 Squadron RAAF
No. 37 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is a medium tactical airlift unit, operating the Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules. Based at RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales. Formed at RAAF Station Laverton, Victoria, in July 1943, No. 37 Squadron’s first aircraft was a single-engine Northrop Delta. During August received the first of ten twin-engine Lockheed C-60 Lodestars.
On February 21, 1966, began operations with the C-130E Hercules as part of the Vietnam War effort and in December 1972 transported the last Australian forces out of Vietnam. The squadron operated the first two RAAF Boeing 707s, ex-Qantas 707-338C models from March 30, 1979, until February 2, 1981, when the aircraft transferred to No. 33 Flight. The squadron began transitioning to the C-130J Hercules in September 1999. Between 2006 and 2012 operated ex No.36 Squadron C-130Hs along with the C-130Js.
The squadron has seen operational service during WW II, the Vietnam War, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and against ISIL. It has also supported Australian humanitarian and peacekeeping operations.
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
The Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin) C-130 is an American four turboprop, 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. Used in a variety of roles including, gunship, aerial refuelling, maritime patrol and aerial firefighting. In addition to research, search and rescue. The C-130 has been in production longer than any other military aircraft type and served with over 50 countries in both military and civilian roles. Australia became the first foreign operator in December 1958 when No 36 Squadron RAAF received the first of twelve C-130As. The Hercules holds the record for the bulkiest and heaviest aircraft to land on an aircraft carrier, achieved in 1963. When 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 aircraft, 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. Powered by four Allison T56 turboprops, developed for the C-130, new application of the turbine at that time. The C-130-J 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 five medical crew. Cargo includes six pallets, 2–3 Humvees, 2 M113 armoured personnel carriers. The C-130’s high-wing allows the height of the cargo floor to be at a truck-bed level and use a “roll-on/roll-off” rear-loading ramp.
Over time the Hercules has undergone improvement and updates. Including increased fuel capacity, improved engines, structural enhancements, avionics upgrades, night vision ability and 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 Hercules has undergone adaptation for dedicated 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 for special operations forces including the Combat Talon developed during the Vietnam War.
The EC-130 electronic warfare aircraft, missions included psychological operations/information operations (PSYOP/IO), airborne early warning and control (AEW&C).
The AC-130 gunship, developed during the Vietnam War to replaced the AC-47 “Spooky” and later the AC-130H Spectre.
The KC-130 tanker, with a removable fuel tank housed inside the cargo compartment. Feeding two wing-mounted hose and drogue aerial refuelling 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 command aircraft for the USAF and USCG. The USCG also uses the HC-130H for interdiction, illegal migrant patrols, homeland security, and logistics.
The Lockheed L-100 (L-382) is a civilian variant of the C-130E.
- Maximum speed: 592 km/h (366 mph)
- Cruise speed: 540 km/h (336 mph)
- Range: 3,800 km (2,360 mi)
- Maximum payload: 20,400 kg (45,000 lb)
- MTOW: 70,300 kg (155,000 lb)
- Service ceiling: 10,060 m (33,000 ft) empty or 7,077 m (23,000 ft) with a 19,090 kg (42,000 lb) payload
- Take off distance: 1,093 m (3,586 ft) at maximum weight of 70,300 kg (155,000 lb).