• Short Summary

    The C-130 "Skyhook" aircraft modification of the C-130 Hercules transport, is designed for aerial recovery of air crewmen downed in areas normally inaccessible to ground rescue parties.

  • Description

    The C-130 "Skyhook" aircraft modification of the C-130 Hercules transport, is designed for aerial recovery of air crewmen downed in areas normally inaccessible to ground rescue parties.

    A special feature of the aircraft is an open fork snatch device which is mounted at the nose.

    During the recovery operation, the crewman releases a helium-filled balloon on a cable which is attached to his harness.

    As the aircraft makes its low altitude approach over the position of the crewman, the fork engages the cable lifting the crewman into the air. He is then retrieved into the aircraft with a winch.

    The pickup is made at air speeds between 110 and 130 knots.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA49NWJUYK3NPHHOMA87MK7MHJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA49NWJUYK3NPHHOMA87MK7MHJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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