Lockheed C-130 Hercules (13-0611)
1968. August. Hot in Danang. Loaded in at 1800. Took off 0100. Rolling dismount in Dong Ha at 0230. Mortar barrage at 0230.25 until 0245. WTF. That 130 could climb like a rocket outta here...
Oh Terrance, I hear you! C-130s were my favorite AF aircraft in-country. Those "Vanguard" departures were better than a carnival ride! I experienced more than one "hurried" 130 exit when our climb out was less than 30 degrees off vertical for two-digit seconds, not a lot but defiantly less...
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