C-130 Hercules aircraft at Pope AFB, NC
N 35° 10.005 W 079° 00.227
17S E 681800 N 3893359
Quick Description: ocated just inside the Reily Rd Gate at Pope AFB
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 7:34:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM2BKR
A C-130 active duty unit was stationed at Pope AFB until 1998 when it was transfered and combined with a unit in Arkasas. A C-130 reserve unit was transfered from Wisconsin to Pope AFB in 1997.
The Plaque reads:
The mission of the Lockheed C-130 is to provide rapid transportation of personnel or cargo for delivery by air-drop or by air-land. The aircraft can be used as a tactical transport carying 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers and equipment. It can be readily converted for ambulance or aerial delivery missions.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): C-130
Tail Number: (S/N): 60-1269
Construction:: original aircraft
Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Pope AFB
inside / outside: outside
Other Information:: Not listed
Access restrictions: Not listed
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