End of the C-130K Hercules: Updated 27th Feb: Boscombe XV197

End of the C-130K Hercules: Updated 27th Feb: Boscombe XV197

Postby RickIngham on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 11:28 am

One of my objectives between now and June is to photograph as many 'K's as possible as they are phased out of service.

A visit to a very dark Cambridge ticked off XV208, XV294, XV212, XV307 and XV299. Due to the photography restrictions I was unable to photograph what was in the hangars so i'm waiting for them to fly back to Lyneham to get them.

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV212 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV299 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV299 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV307 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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Lockheed C-130K Hercules wings by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules W.2, XV208 'Snoopy' by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV307, XV299, XV212 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV294 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

More from Cambridge here:
http://www.rickinghamphotography.co.uk/ ... temId=9776
or
http://www.flickr.com/photos/56454775@N ... 989833856/
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Re: End of the C-130K

Postby RickIngham on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 11:31 am

...And just to add these two...

XV305:

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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3, XV305, RAF Lyneham by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3, XV305, RAF Lyneham by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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Lockheed C-130K Hercules C3, XV305, RAF Lyneham by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

XV220:

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C-130K Hercules XV220 Roadrunner from RAF Lyneham by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

I'm sure these won't be missed as much as the Harrier but these aircraft have definitely earnt their retirement! :clap:

More to follow in the coming weeks...
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby Unknown74 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 6:00 pm

Now they want me want to :sad:

Are we ever going to see any of them at Museums, I know Cosford are due one, but I reckon Duxford should also be able to have one as well.
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby Tonka2009 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:03 pm

I'm still angry Snoopy won't be shown in a museum, After MA letting the apprentices rip the nose to bits it won't ever look like it did again, a unique aircraft in itself being thrown out to rot. Such a shame

Marc
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby Unknown74 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 8:14 pm

Here, Here Tonka2009 I only saw "Snoopy" once at Fairford 1993 when she was still herself with all the bits and bobs attached now if they did exhibit her somewhere they would simply have to refit all the bits on. Even if they were replicas.
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby flynavy on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 9:50 pm

Im getting sick of broken up planes, those ba.......

But really nice shots Rick, not easy to get the angles..
My fav ,is the long lens photo of it coming though the village, wow it looks massive :biggrin: (as in Stains)

lovely photo, but so sad
thanks Rick!
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby RickIngham on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 12:58 am

The second C-130 being roaded out was caught by a Channel 5 documentry seen here from 23:25:
http://www.five.tv/shows/emergency-bike ... ode-10-170
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby hunterxf382 on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 2:50 am

Unknown74 wrote:Here, Here Tonka2009 I only saw "Snoopy" once at Fairford 1993 when she was still herself with all the bits and bobs attached now if they did exhibit her somewhere they would simply have to refit all the bits on. Even if they were replicas.


Not having a go here, but didn't the wing spar have to be radically modified to fit the testbed engine? IIRC there is no going back with that, so it would never 'look' right again. Unless a handy set of spare life-ex wings were grafted on - but then it makes it even less authentic from the original "Snoopy" we all regard with a tinge of nostalgia. :sad:
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby hornet on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 9:18 pm

It may do a great Camping car... :biggrin:

Beautiful set !
Just release the breaks and full afterburner on www.lerx.net !
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby charlie130 on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 8:40 am

Rick as ever the pictures tell the story of what was once a great airframe enjoy your coverage of the subject you must be a herky fan . Keep up the work your photos are superb
many thanks, mick
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby chrisward123 on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 1:59 pm

Fantastic Pictures as always Rick.
Very interesting thread although very depressing!
Would be good to see even the front part of the fuselage of Snoopy saved, what a great aircraft!

Christian
RIAT (MACH 2), Waddington (Sat), Cosford, Blackpool, Southport and Bournemouth.
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby jacksonphreak on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 9:48 pm

Great set Rick but very sad to see. I've always been fond of the old Herky.

Steve
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby Tonka2009 on Fri 11 Feb 2011, 1:43 am

The good ol days, Thank man for the invention of the camera!!!!!
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Marc
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby FlyBoy231 on Fri 11 Feb 2011, 6:29 pm

XV299, what a sad sight.

I was fortunate enough to get a 2 hour flight in her whilst on a Annual camp with the Air Training Corps at RAF Lyneham.
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby arnie on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 12:18 pm

there is three hercules in bits on hixon airfield near stafford
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules

Postby RickIngham on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 5:10 pm

Updated with XV301, XV200, XV295, XV202 and the next one for the chop XV290 - thank goodness for the sun!

XV301 (Last grey herc? Notice the back half is a different colour to the front!)

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV301 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV301 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV301 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV301 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

XV295:

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, XV295, Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.1P by Rick Ingham, on Flickr (Non heavily-edited example available on my Flickr or website)

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, XV295, Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.1P by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, XV295, Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.1P by Rick Ingham, on Flickr (Non heavily-edited example available on my Flickr or website)

XV200:

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, XV200, Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.1P by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

XV290: (The next to be broken up at Lyneham!)

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RAF Lyneham, RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV290 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

Rest of the day's set can be found at the bottom of:

My Lyneham website section: http://www.rickinghamphotography.co.uk/ ... temId=1994

My Flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/56454775@N ... 485756415/

and pictures of the Wessex and Comet gate gaurd on ukar: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=30833
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules (Updated 13th Feb: Lyneham)

Postby F-86 on Sun 13 Feb 2011, 9:25 pm

Lovely shots, 295 still looks the business. :clap: :clap:
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules (Updated 13th Feb: Lyneham)

Postby rich735 on Mon 14 Feb 2011, 1:45 am

It's very sad to see the pictures of all those Hercules aircraft being dismantled, living in Chippenham it was common place to see these wonderful aircraft flying daily, I was very fortunate to have flown on a Hercules three times in fact the first two times were actually my very first flights ever and they will Live with me forever and the third flight we were lucky to be in the cockpit on takeoff.
I can't quite remember the numbers but I think that one of them was maybe XV299 and one of the others was XV303 ?? in my vast collection of pictures I have some pictures taken from the back of the aircraft with just some rope netting stopping you from falling out while flying at about a 1000 feet down to the Severn Bridge over to Wales and back over Bristol, Bath and Chippenham and finally a low pass over Lyneham just before landing, I will see if I can find them.
Also in my loft we have two cuddly Herc's that were made in Lyneham to commemorate 25years I believe, they were made from old camouflage jackets and about 2 to 3 feet in size, again I will see if I can find them.
Richard
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules: Updated 27th Feb: Boscombe XV197

Postby RickIngham on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 12:44 pm

27th Feb - XV197 left MoD Boscombe Down, it was this frame i wanted to say goodbye to the most as i've had some good times onboard her!

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV197 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV197 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV197 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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RAF, Lockheed C-130K Hercules, XV197 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules: Updated 27th Feb: Boscombe XV197

Postby hydealfred on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 5:56 pm

Excellent reports and shots Rick - keep them coming. :up:
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules: Updated 27th Feb: Boscombe XV197

Postby Koen L on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 6:28 pm

I assume it's going to Hixon as well? Nice shots again Rick.
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules: Updated 27th Feb: Boscombe XV197

Postby RickIngham on Sun 27 Feb 2011, 10:04 pm

Thanks. Yes she is going to Hixon aswell...XV290 next in a few months...
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Re: End of the C-130K Hercules: Updated 27th Feb: Boscombe XV197

Postby jag636 on Wed 02 Mar 2011, 8:47 pm

I bet they wished they haddn't scrapped them just yet, me thinks they had better put the wings back on ready to go to Libiya or any of the other grand excursions that the govenment wish to waste life and money on, that said great set of flicks. :tumbleweed: :snack: :surrender:
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