1/72 MPC Lockheed C-130E Hercules

Gallery Article by Tadeu Pinto Mendes

 

History:
The Hercules is one of the most outstanding airplanes of the history of the military aviation, where it was called of "the air force in a single airplane" for its excellent qualities. Throw in several versions, the one that was most widely known had been L-382/C-130E. The manufacturer also got to throw a civil version, designated of L-100, being more extended. Were manufactured more than 1.900 airplanes and operated in more than 50 air forces. In FAB - Brazilian Air Force, 16 airplanes were ordered in 1965, being mostly the E version, for us to carry out transport functions, SAR and refueling. The permanence record in the air, it was done by a Hercules of FAB in 95 in mission SAR with a total time of 16:45 hrs without interruptions!

 

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The model:
This model is very well moulded, few pieces and easy to set up. It can be done in the versions E or H, because externally both are the same.

Painting:
At the end of the eighties, the FAB began to camouflage all its Hercules, in the pattern of its other airplanes as F-5E and AT-26.

Ventral parts in Light Gray - FS 36622; Dorsal parts in Tan - FS 30219, Green - FS 34258 and Dark Green - FS 34079. Radome, spinners and half of the helixes in Black - FS 27038.

Tadeu Pinto Mendes

      

Photos and text by Tadeu Pinto Mendes