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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Just when you think you’ve been asked for it all... #agusta109 #A109 #ukfilm #washablepaint #temporarypaint https://t.co/qUOghe9pKa

about 23 hours ago

New fleet addition! Over 50ft of Military Cargo interior. Modern or period cockpits with a working hydraulic rear ramp. Shoot with us or it’s an easy studio ship! #filmproduction #ukfilm #c130 #c119 #freighter https://t.co/I8DbMFXvcl

27th January 2021

At least the ice has gone. Washed away by the drizzle. #shootingnights #privatejet #ukfilm https://t.co/oT8g8vHKfn

26th January 2021

Getting ready to shoot 3 nights, 2pm til 4am. At least its nice weather for it.. #ukfilm #privatejetshoot #outoftherain https://t.co/MdN3sxW8qa

26th January 2021

New fleet addition! A rather lovely, and very detailed build of a RFC Be2, watch out for it in the ⁦new @KingsmanMovie⁩! #ukfilm #filmproduction https://t.co/USefNuF8da

22nd January 2021

Our Challenger has just had a days love and affection from the ⁦@thefullwax⁩ team! Never seen the jet look so bright! All set for 3 days on camera next week.. #privatejet #ukfilm #filmproduction #shootprivatejet https://t.co/lSO2ZscMum

22nd January 2021

And our own take on this historic airframe. 30 years ago tonight. Where have the years gone... https://twitter.com/JohnNicholRAF/status/1350905095962169345 https://t.co/BjWLScHFgH

17th January 2021

RT @JohnNicholRAF: #DesertStorm30 30 yrs ago tonight & Tabuk launch next raid on Al Asad, Batty (Mr @metermaid53) & MH leading. "Every airf…

17th January 2021

So today we’ve been mainly cutting a JetRanger in half. Longways. They build ‘em tough.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #bell206 #jetranger #actionvehicle https://t.co/tqJQBwtJcQ

13th January 2021

Back to work with a trio of Jettys! A flying example, one for the studio and one for the crash scene. Everything gets painted to match and we make the crashed one a little more complete. Coming to a Feature Film near you soon! #bell206 #ukfilm #filmproduction https://t.co/Pwtm3CT64L

29th December 2020

Off to collect a crashed helicopter but seriously considering a divert. Looks like a fun place... https://t.co/S2wPRopNJh

29th December 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