• Short Summary

    A new capability has been added to the operational profile of the versatile C-130 "Hercules" aircraft.

  • Description

    (a).
    Langley Air Force Base sign


    (b).
    Four Airmen pushing fuel cell into C-130


    (c).
    Fuel lines hooked to C-130


    (d).
    Fuel pumped into fuel cell


    (e).
    Airman checking fuel line connections


    (f).
    C-130 takeoff


    (g).
    Interior views of C-130 in flight


    (h).
    C-130 landing


    (i).
    Hoses from fuel cell connected to fuel truck


    (j).
    Truck takes on fuel from fuel cell


    (k).
    Truck pulling away




    Initials


    NOTE TO EDITORS: 100' 16mm Color Print released to Telenews for Servicing TV and theatrical pool members. Color print to be forwarded to Army Pictorial Central, 35-11 35th Avenue, Long Island City 1, New York, within 72 hours.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A new capability has been added to the operational profile of the versatile C-130 "Hercules" aircraft.

    The two 3,000-gallon fuel cells shown in this film will enable the C-130 to deliver various types of fuel for aircraft and ground vehicles. Slow-flying fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters can be refuelled by air-to-air operations, and fuel for ground vehicles can be supplied by low-level extraction to front line positions in the field.

    During this phase of the test program at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Air Force personnel are evaluating the reaction of the fuel cells in flight, and determining the time and manpower required to load and unload the cells.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA166W8WK4T63HN05QVOFEW9TB4
    Media URN:
    VLVA166W8WK4T63HN05QVOFEW9TB4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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