C130 – Hercules
Designed in the early 1950’s as a universal military transport the C130 has proven to be a quite remarkable ‘jack of all trades’. Operated by over 70 different countries’ air arms and still in production 60 years later the Hercules is the most widely used military in aircraft history. Of particular value in limited war situations such as Vietnam and Afghanistan the C130 is one of the first aircraft to appear in any conflict situation.
Seen here in typical ‘in trail’ mode as operated by the US forces in recent conflicts.