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Lockheed C-130 Hercules —
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Lockheed C-130 Hercules —



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Nick Bratanov
Leon Kay
This is what it looked like at our local South African Air Force Base back in the 1970's and 80's.
We were engaged in an Angolan border war against a Terrorist group that was supported by Russian and Cuban forces. Our forces were transported to a Namibian Air Force Base closest to the Angolan border in these reliable workhorse Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft. As the Namibian Air Force Base was close to enemy lines our landing strategy there was done by either doing a spiral descent or an almost 90°
nose down dive from above the base.
Bill Butler
Leon, the landing must have more exciting than the combat!
Kazuyuki TaniguchiPhoto Uploader
Hi! everyone Thank you for your actual, serious, comments. "90°
nose down dive"!! Waooo unbelievable!
Nice photo *cough* *cough*
ken kemper
Another Great Photo !!


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