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How old is the C-130?

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How old is the C-130?
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:13 PM
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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:30 PM

They're as old has I am. I started working on them back in 1979 with VMGR-252 then with 152 and 352. An outstanding airplane and I have worked with some great maintenance personnel and aircrews over the years.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:52 AM

Yes I saw that report yesterday on Fox.

Same with the B-52's. One pilot commented that his grandpa flew it back in the 50's and is still going strong generations later.




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Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:01 AM

Yes !

  We did and still do ( even with all the B.S. ) build planes that last .Look at all the Navy ships that lasted way beyond their expected service time.Because the basics were just plain American Tough !

   I would imagine it's the same with the old tanks and stuff too.          T.B.


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