Lockheed RC-130A 'Hercules'
|Notes: C-130A modified for geodetic survey and photo mapping (7 CREW) .|
|  Base model:||C-130|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1925-1962|
|  Basic role:||Transport|
|  Modified Mission:||Reconnaissance|
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Recent comments by our visitors
| Mike Sieverding|
| I flew with 1ACGSq from both Forbes and Keesler in the early/mid '70s. Had ASTs to Elmendorf, Quito, Lima, and Puerto Montt. I've stayed in touch with Keith McCauley (my CO) and Greg Poston (my AC). I was their NAV, with my own driftmeter and autopilot turn control! It was absolutely the best flying job imaginable. Saw FL410, of course cabin altitude was around 20,000 and we were all sucking O2. We did 1432 linear statute miles of acceptable photography over the Brooks Range on one mission. I believe that was the squadron record. |
03/09/2012 @ 04:37 [ref: 54181]
| Garret Anglin|
| I worked in the airborne sensor branch, 1st AMS, ACGS, from September 1969-August 1972. I deployed to AST-10 Brazil, and also to Elemendorf AK to map the Brooks Mountain Range prior to construction of the AK Pipeline. My section worked the cameras and associated equipment and controls on both the assigned aircraft, RC-130A and the RC-135A. Best damned tour I ever had during my 24 year career.
12/19/2011 @ 07:31 [ref: 51198]
| Dan Jenkins|
| I was a pilot and flew all of these RC-130A's at one time or another between 1965 and 1970. I was in Ethiopia, Liberia, Brazil, Columbia and, of course, Tuy Hoa, Viet Nam (three times). The best assignment in the Air Force, bar none. |
06/02/2011 @ 05:25 [ref: 39174]
| John Limbach|
| Former RC-130A 57-0512 is operated as N118TG by International Air Response of Coolidge, AZ.
See the following websites:
02/05/2010 @ 05:03 [ref: 25684]
| Ron Bauer|
| I was a jet engine mechanic in the 1370 FMS from 1963 to 1968 then went to FE school. I was TDY with David Solow in
Quito,Ecuador. as well as Tuy Hoa, Viet Nam , Ethopia,
South America and all the rest..
04/10/2009 @ 12:36 [ref: 24091]
| Ron Moore|
| Great site. I was a crew member RC-130A's as an aerial photographer. Great squadron, good officers and non-coms as well as some fine fellow airman. I served prior to my deployment overseas from early 1963 until late 1964.
I have many old 8MM home movies of AST's in Equador, Peru, Columbia, Brazil as well as photos taken while TDY in the good old USA. Hopefully, if the film is not too brittle, I can get these converted into still web shots.
08/28/2007 @ 09:30 [ref: 17780]
| Ramon A. Cardona|
| I flew the RC-130A photomapping version at Topeka, Kansas with the 1st Aerial Cartographic and Geodesic Squadron from 1970-1972. After flying the AC-130A in SEA I returned to the same unit, now relocated at Keesler AFB, MS in Aug 1973 until the unit was disbanded in 1975. I have some photos but most of them are 1.56G too much to upload at this site. Some cockpit photos but none from the camera equipment in the back. These are slides and they are medium quality. I'll be happy to share these. |
08/11/2007 @ 16:28 [ref: 17563]
| Eddie Williamson|
| Hi David,
I probably worked with you. I was a Photographic repairman
stationed at Turner from Nov 1963 to Nov 1966. I spent 24 months of that time on AST's Brazil, Ethiopia, Colombia.
Guys called me Willie.
02/25/2007 @ 16:50 [ref: 15672]
| DAVID SOLOW|
| HI GUYS,
I WAS IN THE 1375TH. FROM 1962 - 1967, I WAS AN AP ON RC-130A, AND I BOOKED OVER 3600/HOURS.
LET ME HEAR FROM ANY OF THE 1375TH. GUYS. I WORK IN THE USA ALMOST 5 MONTHS A YEARS.
07/01/2006 @ 23:56 [ref: 13627]
| Aisen Lopez|
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, OTH
| If anybody sees this comment, I've been looking for photos for the RC-130A from the 1965 to 1970 period for a reapaint for Flight Simulator 2004. The photos have to be as revealing of the external fetures painted in the fuse as possible. And the camouflage version for the Vietnam war. |
03/08/2006 @ 16:22 [ref: 12733]
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