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C-130A Hercules @ Williamtown Air Show 1976 by muz2142

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The Royal Australian Air Force was an early adopter of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.
Shown here is one of the RAAF’s first Hercules – a C-130A model. The RAAF has since used the D, H and J models. An interesting bit of trivia – the current J model has twice the number of propeller blades as the original A model.
This aircraft is shown doing a steep take-off during the Williamtown Air Show held at the RAAF Base airfield at Williamtown, north of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on 3 April 1976. Note: there is a spiral contrail from one of the propeller tips.
The photo was taken with an Asahi Pentax SPII camera using Kodak colour transparency film.
The photo has been tweaked using Gimp software – select/copy/paste tools to remove some imperfections, brightness/contrast tool and sharpening filter.


  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Muz. – Ted

  • Thanks for the appreciation Ted.

    – muz2142

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 3 years ago

    Nicely done, Muz! – John

  • Thanks for the appreciation John.

    – muz2142

  • marc melander
    marc melanderover 3 years ago

    Superb photograph. She’s fitted with broken-field gear too – stops the nose wheel digging in on gravel/sand.

  • Thanks for the appreciation Mark – and for the additional info.

    – muz2142

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks McGaffus for the feature in the Old Things Are Vintage group.

    – muz2142

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