Parked in front of a by war devastated hangar at Kandahar air field, this C-130H of the Royal Australian Air Force. The Hercules was bought by the RAAF in 1978 and withdrawn from use by late November 2012. In 2016 it was selected by the government of Indonesia and started a new career as A-1335 within their Air Force from October in that year.
An (at that time) unusual dark grey C-130J-30 of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The RAAF started to repaint their twelve fleet strong C-130Js in 2007, and had finished the repainting programme by August 2017. The C-130J was first introduced into RAAF service in 1999, featuring a light grey camouflage scheme. The current two-tone dark grey scheme was introduced in 2007, reflecting the Hercules' shifting focus to tactical airlift operations. The dozen Js are flown by 37 Squadron out of RAAF Base Richmond.
Old 'Twelve' is looking a bit grotty at the moment, having obviously seen some heavy service in recent times. Delivered in October 1978, it served with 36 Squadron until November 2006 and is currently with 37 Squadron, RAAF.