Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5: The Post War Piston Era, Lockheed CC-130 Hercules

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules

Data current to 21 March 2020.

 (CAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules (Serial No. 130342), No. 435 Squadron, flying near Comox, British Columbia, in 2005.  This aircraft is a tanker, which is readily apparent by the AAR pod on each wing outboard of the engines.  This particular aircraft was destroyed on 21 Feb 2012 in Florida.  The crew was very skilled in how they handled the inflight emergency and were lucky that they were where they were when it happened.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules (28), (Serial Nos. 10301-10328), and one USAF leased aircraft (Serial No. 65-0969)

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules (23), (Serial Nos. 130305-130328), CC-130H (14), (Serial Nos. 130329-130342), CC-130H-30 (2), (Serial Nos. 130343-130344), CC-130NY, CC-130J (17), (Serial Nos. 130601-130617) for a total of 56 aircraft.

 (RCAF Photo via Chris Charland)

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules (Serial No. 10320), No. 435 "Chinthe" (T) Squadron based at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta. 10320 was re-numbered (Serial No. 13020) on 28 May 1970.

 (RCAF Photo)

Lockheed C-130B Hercules, RCAF (Serial No. 10303), dropping Canadian paratroops, ca 1966.

 (RCAF Photo via Chris Charland)

Lockheed C-130B Hercules, RCAF (Serial No. 10301), the first of many Hercs that would serve with the RCAF, the Canadian Armed Forces and again the RCAF.  Ex-USAF (Serial No. 60-5450).  It was taken on strength with No. 435 "Chinthe" (T) Squadron at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta, on 5 Oct 1960.  10301 later served with No. 408 "Goose" (Transport Support and Area Reconnaissance) Squadron at RCAF Station Rivers, Manitoba, and finally with No. 4 Operational Training Unit at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario, on 14 Mar 1966.  The aircraft was purchased by Lockheed Georgia Company (Marietta, Georgia) on 29 Mar 1967.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed C-130 Hercules unloading a No, 444 Squadron Canadair CL-13 Sabre (Serial No. 23470), at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario in the 1950s.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed C-130B Hercules (Serial No. 130101), No. 435 Squadron, Namao, Alberta.  

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed C-130B Hercules (Serial No. 130101), No. 435 Squadron, Namao, Alberta.  

 (CAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Lockheed C-130B Hercules (Serial No. 130310), ca 1973. 

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules, RCAF (Serial No. 130315). 

(DND Photo via James Craik)

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules, (130307), with Canadian Airborne Regiment soldiers boarding. 

  (Author Photo)

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules, view of Canadian Army Military Freefall Parachutists (MFP) exiting with full equipment, ca 1979.

 (Author Photo)

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules, view of Canadian Army Military Freefall Parachutists (MFP) exiting, ca 1977.

 (Mike Freer - Touchdown-aviation)

Lockheed CC-130E Hercules (Serial No. 130308). 

(airforcefe Photo)

Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules in service with the RCAF, operating out of CFB Trenton, (Serial No. 130615), 436 Sqn. 

 (BriYYZ Photo)

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules (Serial No. 130339). 

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Lockheed CC-130 Hercules (Serial No. 130338), No. 435 Squadron in a tanker configuration shortly after take-off in 2019 while visiting Comox, British Columbia.