1/200 Scale Lockheed C-130E Hercules (L-382) Diecast Model
A97-178, No. 37 Squadron “50th Anniversary”, RAAF
- 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.
JF-C130-011 – 1/200 Scale C-130E (L-382) Hercules Diecast Model.
JFox JF-C130-011 is a 1/200 scale diecast model C-130E Hercules (L-382). In No. 37 Squadron RAAF 50th Anniversary colour scheme as worn by C-130E, s/n A97-178 during 1993.
A97-178 arrived at RAAF Richmond, assigned to No. 37 Squadron on November 27, 1966. Returned to Lockheed in 2000 and upgraded to Super-E standard with dash-15 engines. On sold to the Pakistan Air Force as 4178.
No. 37 Squadron RAAF.
No. 37 Squadron is a medium tactical airlift unit of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Currently operating Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules aircraft. Stationed at RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales as part of No. 84 Wing.
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. Declared operational on October 11, 1943, and operated courier flights within Australia. Later operations included New Guinea and the Dutch East Indies. Moved to Essendon, Victoria, on September 1, 1944, and received its first Douglas C-47 Dakotas the following month. Moved to RAAF Station Schofields, New South Wales on July 27, 1946, operating courier service to Japan, later Lae and Rabaul. Disbanded at Schofields on February 24, 1948.
No. 37 Squadron reformed at RAAF Base Richmond on February 21, 1966, with the C-130E Hercules as part of the Vietnam War effort. In December 1972 transported the last Australian forces out of Vietnam. 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. 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.
Since the Vietnam War the squadron has served in Afghanistan, Iraq and against ISIL. Supported humanitarian and peacekeeping operations around the world.
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, aerial firefighting. In addition to research, search and rescue. The C-130 has been in production longer than any other military aircraft. Served with over 50 countries both in 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 largest 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. A 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 5 medical crew, Cargo includes 6 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 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 Hercules 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, who’s Missions included psychological operations/information operations (PSYOP/IO), 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 with a removable fuel tank 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.
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 or 7,077 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.
JFox JF-C130-011 – 1/200 Scale Lockheed C-130E Hercules Diecast Model. A97-178, No. 37 Squadron “50th Anniversary”, RAAF, 1993.