1/48 Lockheed C-130 Hercules USAF Sharkmouth C130 Transport Paper Model

1/48 Lockheed C-130 Hercules USAF Sharkmouth C130 Transport Paper Model

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1/48 Lockheed C-130 Hercules USAF "Sharkmouth" Paper Model

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This paper model builds a C-130 tactical transport, serial number 64-0534, operated by the U.S. Air Force from Pope AFB, serving with the 41st Airlift Squadron, 23rd Wing.

 

Paper Model Details: over 300 parts on 34 pages, with four pages of construction diagrams and two pages of detailed build notes. Bulkhead and joiner-strip construction. Layered props, opaque cabin glazing, boxed wheels and wheel wells, rolled and layered landing gear.  33-inch wing span; two long-range fuel tanks. Detailed textures and historically-accurate markings by Dave Winfield.  degree of Difficulty: 4/5. 

 

The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is a tactical transport operated by the militaries of over 60 nations, as well as a number of civilian operators.  First flown in 1957, it has been in continuous use the United States Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, the original operators of the type, for over 50 years. 

 

Designed for front-line operation from unimproved airstrips, the Hercules carries high-priority cargo and personnel in its primary role, performing airlift, medevac, patrol, search and rescue, scientific research, weather reconnaissance, and aerial refueling missions.  Specialized versions and equipment fits give the aircraft the ability to fight forest fires, operate in polar conditions, conduct psyops, gather electronic intelligence, and carry out all-weather precision attack.  The C-130 family is still in production today. 

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Text by Bart Wheeler
Copyright 2011, Bart Wheeler and Ecardmodels.com

 

Lockheed C-130 USAF Sharkmouth Paper Model

 

Lockheed C-130 USAF Sharkmouth Paper Model

 

Lockheed C-130 USAF Sharkmouth Paper Model

 

Images courtesy of Dave Winfield

 

 

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