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Just one from me :)

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Some old Hercs of mine.

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Nice topic again.

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Three more from me:

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G-988, being readied for the Royal Netherlands Air Force at Marshalls in Cambridge
s/n 4988, ex USN EC-130Q
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Lightning wrote:G-988, being readied for the Royal Netherlands Air Force at Marshalls in Cambridge
s/n 4988, ex USN EC-130Q
Is this the new Hercules for the RNLAF or the "Spare Parts" hercules?
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one of the two, the other is G-781, which can be partially seen beside the nose of the G-988.
The 'third' one is still owned by Derco Aerospace and Derco and Marshall are negociating the transportation of this aircraft to the UK. But this depends on finding a potential customer for it.
Do'nt be surprised if it finally also goes to the Netherlands, when the MoD finds new funds. But, as said, the third Herc is still owned by Derco and will not come to the RNLAF unless new financial sources are found
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True, true, at the moment there is NO spare parts Herc for the Dutch AF.
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Now I see this picture of the G-988 I'm thinking why we didn't just bought new airframes? It's totally stripped of and it seems all the systems will be replaced by brand new ones... Is this really much more cost effective?

(pherhaps this is something to discuss somewhere else :wink: )
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Kleintje Pils wrote:Is this really much more cost effective?
Well operating both C-130J's and C-130H's is probably more expensive than just H-models (even if we have to resurrect them from the dead).

I'm pretty sure the KLu made some sort of business case before they purchased them...
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Post by Canberra TT.18 »

Hi,
Kleintje Pils Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:55 pm Post subject:
Now I see this picture of the G-988 I'm thinking why we didn't just bought new airframes
Simply they don't build any C-130H anymore just C-130J which are totally different. Although I believe our C-130H are amongst the most modern in the world.
Lightning Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:04 pm Post subject:
But this depends on finding a potential customer for it. Do'nt be surprised if it finally also goes to the Netherlands, when the MoD finds new funds. But, as said, the third Herc is still owned by Derco and will not come to the RNLAF unless new financial sources are found
Does this mean that there is still a need for some 10 (!) C-130's which were mentioned a few years ago. They just wait a few years because a lot of cheap C-130's will be available once the A.400M are deliverd to the european Air Forces.

Oops looks like this should be in the Praethuis, sorry

Nice pictures anyway, always good to see a Hercybird.

Pieter

Edit: seems I,m a little slow :roll:
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