C-130 Hercules
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C-130 Hercules

Lockheed's Military Air Transport, and Its Variants




Author:David Doyle
Language:English text
Format:Hardback
Dimensions:9" x 9"
Pages:128
Photos:218 color and b/w photos
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN:9780764360794



The Lockheed C-130 Hercules has been in continuous production for over six decades, longer than any other military aircraft in the world, and no end of production is yet in sight. The Hercules has been a part of US combat operations since Vietnam, and the airframe, which began life as a simple transport, has been adapted to a variety of roles, including gunship, electronic warfare, refueling, and rescue. This book chronicles the development and use of the Hercules from concept to combat. Through dozens of archival photos, many never before published, as well as detailed photographs of some of the finest existent examples, these iconic aircraft are explored, and their history explained.