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Fort Bragg in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

C-130 “Hercules”

 
 
C-130 "Hercules" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
1. C-130 "Hercules" Marker
Inscription.
The mission of the Lockheed C-130 is to provide rapid transportation of personnel or cargo for delivery by air-drop or by air-land. The aircraft can be used as a tactical transport carrying 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers and equipment. It can be readily converted for ambulance or aerial delivery missions.

Engines: 4 Allison T-56 turboprops
Crew: 5
Length: 99 feet 6 inches
Cruise: 295 knots
Max Gross Weight: 155,000 pounds
Wing Span: 132 feet 7 inches
Range: 2130 nautical miles

This aircraft proudly maintained by the men and women of the 43d Operations Group
 
Location. 35° 10.002′ N, 79° 0.227′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Reilly Street 0.1 miles south of Bomard Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located in the Pope Air Force Base Air Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pope Army Airfield NC 28308, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pope Air Force Base Air Park (within shouting distance of this marker); C-123 "Provider" (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope Airmen Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
C-130 "Hercules" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
2. C-130 "Hercules" Marker
Airlifter's Memorial (about 300 feet away); C-119 "Packet" (about 300 feet away); Lt. Harley H. Pope (about 400 feet away); Enlisted Personnel Memorial (about 400 feet away); DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Bragg.
 
Also see . . .
1. U.S. Air Force - factsheet. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia - C-130 Hercules. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia - 43d Operations Group. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
4. Article about the status and future of the 43d Operations Group. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
5. Wikipedia - 43d Operations Group. (Submitted on July 1, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, ColdWar, Vietnam
 
Nose art/unit marking detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
3. Nose art/unit marking detail
Starboard/right side
Nose art/Unit marking detail image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 20, 2011
4. Nose art/Unit marking detail
Port/left side
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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