Date: 03 Mar 97 01:30:13 From: email@example.com (Louis A. Ramsay) Organization: Netcom References: 1 2 3
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In <airliners.1997.570@ohare.Chicago.COM> "Peter Mchugh" <PMCHUGH@mail.hq.faa.gov> writes: > >>Meg Appleton wrote: >>> I was curious if the C-130's and C-141's have any commercial >>>utility. > I think it is not true that C-130s(L-382) are operating in civil > use...the C-130 is a military aircraft which is on the Department > of State embargo list and therefore is not eligible for > exportation. > > Some civilian versions (L-100, etc) are in use but have mods > which make them different from the military version. (removal of > air drop rails, etc.). This aircraft has FAA civil > certification. Years ago, Alaska Airlines had three L-382B's. We used these aircraft both for civilian and military freight. The interior of the plane had all the rails and such identical to its C-130E brother. We would haul 463-L pallets that secured the same on our Hercs as they did on the military Hercs. Lou.