The crowd lined up in long queues to see inside the RAAF's C-130 special-scheme bird at the RAAF Museum Air Pageant. This aircraft is painted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of RAAF Hercules operations in 2008. This aircraft was delivered new in September 1978 and served with 36 Squadron until 1996. Currently with 37 Squadron.
One of 15 aircraft built to compete for a radar trainer contract which was won by the Sabreliner. The majority of these, including this one, were lost in a fire at Topeka, Kansas, when the hangar in which they were stored was set ablaze by a roofing contractor on July 20th, 1993.