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A week or so ago in the "Herc landing on an Aircraft Carrier" discussion, I mentioned that there had been a special program in 1979 to get a Herc to land and take off from a soccer field. A collegue of mine who is a 4,000 hour C130 pilot (yes, 4,000 hours!), filled in the details for me, and pointed out a website or two that I thought everyone might be interested in. Check these out and the photos of the vertical thrusters on the second site - that has to be a pucker factor of at least 10!!!!:http://www.spectrumwd.com/c130/articles/Credible_Sport.htmhttp://home.earthlink.net/~quade/crediblesport.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters...assaultzone.htmSearch Google Here for Credible SportNow if we could only model that for FS9!Hope you enjoyed the bit of history. They were indeed amazing people, times and efforts.

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Hi Tom,Interesting to read on one of those sites that the JATO rockets were only ever used 'in anger' on ski fitted C130 d's.In RAF we spent a lot of time keeping the various bits of JATO-relatedairframe hardware 'serviceable', even though we never actually had any JATO rockets to fit to it (they were probably in some stores somewhere though) :-lolAll just in case 'it might be needed someday' :-lol:-wavePete

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Very interesting. If you haven't already, this post would go really well in the Century of Aviation forum :)

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