Aircraft Photo of A97-465 | Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules (L-382) | Australia - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:A97-465
Military Code:65
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules (L-382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules (L-382)
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
Unit Markings:37 Sqn
C/n (msn):5465
City / Airport:Dubai - MinhadMap
Country:United Arab Emirates
Airport Codes:ICAO: OMDM   IATA: NHD   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:February 2010
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 162017
Photo Comment

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.

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