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The Resource C-130 Hercules : a history, Martin W. Bowman

C-130 Hercules : a history, Martin W. Bowman

Label
C-130 Hercules : a history
Title
C-130 Hercules
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Martin W. Bowman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Designed in response to a 1951 requirement, the C-130 Hercules is the most successful military airlifter ever built. Since it first flew in prototype form on 23 August 1954, more than 2,100 have been produced in over eighty different versions. Across its variants, the Hercules serves more than sixty air forces, as well as many civilian cargo operators, in a multiplicity of roles, including air-to-air refueller, gunship, airborne command post, flying hospital and fire-fighter. This rugged and easily maintained aircraft entered service in 1956 with the USAF Tactical Air Command. Ten years later the 'Charlie 130' was providing the essential logistical support in Vietnam. This period in South-East Asia was the Hercules' finest hour. Paradrops, airlift and evacuation operations were completed around the clock, often at low level, usually under fire and nearly always in bad weather. A generation later this 'Mr Dependable' was serving with equal distinction in the Gulf War in the role of airlifter, radio-countermeasures and 'psy-ops' platform, gunship and, once again, 'block-buster bomber'. The 'Herky Bird' or 'Fat Albert', as the C-130 is fondly known, has proved a key component in humanitarian relief operations ever since, in all parts of the world. The incredible success story of the C-130 is far from over. Here Martin W. Bowman tells the full story of this remarkable aircraft at first-hand."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Bowman, Martin W
Dewey number
358.4/483
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
UG1242.T7
LC item number
B68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hercules (Turboprop transports)
  • Air warfare
Label
C-130 Hercules : a history, Martin W. Bowman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Haul On Call
  • ch. 5
  • Operation D̀ragon Rouge'
  • ch. 6
  • Operation T̀hunderbolt'
  • ch. 7
  • Operation Èagle Claw'
  • ch. 8
  • Quiet Professionals
  • ch. 9
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Antipodean Hercules
  • ch. 10
  • Conflict, Comfort, Relief, Hope and Enduring Freedom
  • ch. 11
  • That Eagles May Fly
  • ch. 12
  • 21st Century Hercules
  • Appendix Section
  • I.
  • Commercial and Humanitarian Operators Past and Present
  • ch. 1
  • II.
  • World Military User Directory
  • III.
  • Models and Variants
  • By The Numbers
  • ch. 2
  • Trash Haulers - The Workhorse of the Vietnam War
  • ch. 3
  • Last Flight of the S̀tray Goose' Colonel John Gargus, USAF (Ret)
  • ch. 4
Control code
MSTDDA4978859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473863200
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
C-130 Hercules : a history, Martin W. Bowman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Haul On Call
  • ch. 5
  • Operation D̀ragon Rouge'
  • ch. 6
  • Operation T̀hunderbolt'
  • ch. 7
  • Operation Èagle Claw'
  • ch. 8
  • Quiet Professionals
  • ch. 9
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Antipodean Hercules
  • ch. 10
  • Conflict, Comfort, Relief, Hope and Enduring Freedom
  • ch. 11
  • That Eagles May Fly
  • ch. 12
  • 21st Century Hercules
  • Appendix Section
  • I.
  • Commercial and Humanitarian Operators Past and Present
  • ch. 1
  • II.
  • World Military User Directory
  • III.
  • Models and Variants
  • By The Numbers
  • ch. 2
  • Trash Haulers - The Workhorse of the Vietnam War
  • ch. 3
  • Last Flight of the S̀tray Goose' Colonel John Gargus, USAF (Ret)
  • ch. 4
Control code
MSTDDA4978859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages ):
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473863200
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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