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1998 Press Photo Lockheed brought Martin C-130J to the Wing's Middle Town Pa.

$12.33
AdID: 4676937

Availability: In stock

Part Number: lrx06783

Height: 8.5

Width: 11

Source: Little Rock

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This is an original press photo. The 193d Special Operations Wing, the unit responsible for all U. S. airborne psychological warfare broadcast missions, recently saw its future as Lockheed Martin brought a C-130J (foreground) to the wing's Middletown, Pa., base for a static display. The 193d SOW currently flies six EC-130Es, highly modified Hercules aircraft that are essentially an aerial radio and television broadcast studio. In addition to being heavyweight special operations aircraft (the EC-130Es have a zero-fuel weight of 118,000 pounds, second in weight only to AC-130 gunships), the wing's aircraft are all early 1960s vintage and need to be replaced. In 1999, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems in Marietta, Ga., will turn over the first of two new C-130J aircraft that will be converted to EC-130Js by the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, Calif. The Skunk Works will cross-deck (or transplant) the existing avionics from the old airframe to the new. After testing, the 193d SOW will receive its first new aircraft in March 2001. The second aircraft will follow after that. The 193d SOW is the only Air National Guard unit in Special Operations Command.
Photo measures 11 x 8.5 inches. Photo is dated 01--1998.

Specifications

Listed By Dealer or Reseller
Date of Creation 1998
Size Greater than 10
Photo Dimensions (in.) 11 x 8.5
SKU lrx06783