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Ray Seppala
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Lockheed HC-130N Hercules

April 19, 2024 · in Aviation · · 6 · 130
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This is the original tooling of the kit. I have built it as a HC-130N CSAR aircraft or as the USAF puts it "the only dedicated fixed-wing Personnel Recovery platform in the Air Force inventory".

To build the HC-130N I added a added consoles and cabinets to the cockpit Falcon Models AN/ARD-17 Aerial Tracker Radome, inflight refuelling Hose Reel units from Flightpath and propellers from an C-130 kit. I also added the observer windows in the main cabin, the recover system rails and flare chutes on the upper ramp door and various antennas as seen on the aircraft. The HF antenna wires are Eziline. The decals are from the 'C-130 Herc' sheet by Caracal Models and walkway outline decals from an Italeri AC-130 kit.

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6 responses

  1. Excellent job on this important variant, Ray!

  2. Another impressive build. Your C-130s are excellent.

  3. Very nice looking Hercules, Ray @rays
    Never seen this variant. Great work on the additions.

  4. I'm used to seeing these birds in camo war paint, so a nice change to see something different! Well done.

  5. Thanks for the kinds words gents ( @fiveten , @tcinla , @johnb & @gkittinger)

  6. Nicely done, interesting version Ray.

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