The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built by Lockheed Martin. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide. Over forty variants and versions of the Hercules, including a civilian one marketed as the Lockheed L-100, operate in more than 60 nations.

The C-130 entered service with the U.S. in the 1950s, followed by Australia and others. During its years of service, the Hercules family has participated in numerous military, civilian and humanitarian aid operations. The C-130 Hercules is the longest continuously produced military aircraft at over 60 years, with the updated C-130J Super Hercules still in production today.

As the saying goes, “you never really appreciate how big something is until you need to paint one”. And thats what we did, in the Namibian Desert for “The Mummy”. We painted it into a USAF scheme and then operated from a rough strip in the middle of the desert.

There are a few civilian examples available for charter, not the cheapest aircraft to get but it certainly makes an impact. If you’d like one for your next Production then give us a call.

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03:30 call time today for our jet, come back lockdown we loved you really.. #ukfilm #Filmmaking https://t.co/a1Ag8wVTBK

about 9 hours ago

RT @MarkGreen2302: Just another normal day ⁦@WLACFlying#BBMF@Disco_BBMF⁩ ⁦@Jacob_The_Pilothttps://t.co/MEy0Q3yrdW

11th July 2020

Back to work in this strange new world, and I thought the CAA were stringent with their medicals! https://t.co/ERp67PBP9c

10th July 2020

RT @ron_eisele: Sighting the guns of a Bf-109 https://t.co/TRqMDamaBo

6th July 2020

3/3 Although they did not hit the German aircraft, its pilot appears to have panicked and landed without his undercarriage locked down. In the crash landing the fuselage was badly damaged and the pilot severely injured. The other occupant received only slight injuries.' https://t.co/bzAJQFMqWj

4th July 2020

2/3 Crossing the coast they fired very cartridges which they hoped would indicate that they had no hostile intentions.They continued their flight to RNAS Ford where they were chased by a Mosquito and two or three Hawker Typhoons. The RAF aircraft opened fire. https://t.co/07s2YqbKl7

4th July 2020

1/3 - Bf108 “F8-CA” of Stab/KG40. Two members of the Luftwaffe decided to desert and stole this aircraft at Châteaudun, taking off at 06.00 on 11 September, 1943, to fly to England. Flying at 3,000 ft, they headed for Selsey Bill, the nearest point on the English coast. https://t.co/qcKkmm84eR

4th July 2020

Getting ready for codes and nose art on the Bf108. Anyone recognise it? Quite a story.. #bf108 #me108 #avgeeks https://t.co/U5GvTrF7Kv

4th July 2020

OK, so lets bust the COVID quiet by running up our new B17 engine. Obviously VFR only, and despite the unusual undercarriage arrangement I guess it still qualifies as a taildragger. What could go wrong... #b17 #avgeeks https://t.co/8HkPWuYaYD

1st July 2020

RT @_HelenDale: Steady (gimballed) head. Did I mention that birds are amazing? https://t.co/2I9Tyb7iMi

29th June 2020

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
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Published 03.01.2012 by simon

It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
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Published 17.09.2011 by simon