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Lockheed C-130 Hercules (85-1362)

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"rch154" usaf texas air guard c-130h 85-1362 arriving in shannon 9/6/17.

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CHRIS ROBEY
Almost the exact same spot inbound on the same taxiway after landing, similar to the mid 2016 shot, but the tree foliage is very different this time. Great shots!
cliff731
An incredible aircraft and an exemplary photo of it too!!!
Brian BuckleyPhoto Uploader
didnt even know that chris well spotted. thanks
Brian BuckleyPhoto Uploader
thanks cliff
cliff731
Chris, you are very welcome! Thanks for sharing this photo with us!
Luke Schneider
amazing shot!
Alan Hume
What is the purpose of those two nodules at the rear? Are they flare dispensers or what?
sam kuminecz
Alan, they called DIRCM pods directed infrared counter measures. They send a beam out to scramble the guidance of IR missiles. It was a part of a 2005 mod a lot of 130s got.
You'll also see IR sensors above the cockpit Windows and right above the radome on the nose
roland pfeifer
The military workhorse. What a wonderful airplane
Anas Iqbal
I love this shot such a fat cat!
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