Aircraft Photo of A97-011 | Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382) | Australia - Air Force | #48390
Registration / Serial:A97-011
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 82 Hercules
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
Aircraft Version:Lockheed C-130H Hercules (L-382)
C/n (msn):382-4791
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
Unit Markings:36 Sqn
City / Airport:RichmondMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSRI   IATA: XRH   Local: YSRI   Other: -
Photo Date:April 1983
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 48390
Photo Comment

The red panels on the fin and wings are a relic from A97-011's 1982/81 air tanker trials. I was fitted with a modular system with fire retardant tanks inside the cabin and two large pipes hanging over the rear cargo ramp. The RAAF trials did not continue the following fire season. -011 has been preserved at the RAAF Museum.

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