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Did the USN land a C-130 on an aircraft carrier?

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posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:01 AM
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a reply to: Pyle

It could be any, or a KC-97, but the crews were all from Beale, so they used Q models with the -135s. It didn't last long. They extended the missions to 14 hours, which included an extra oxygen cylinder. They redesignated them U-2E/F, and the one that was both IFR and carrier qualified was the H.




posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 08:34 AM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: Fools




Say what you will about the United States, but we do things no one else can.


Well lets see if you can do this.




The Royal Navy made history again over the weekend as an F-35B Lightning II VSTOL fighter conducted the first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) aboard the supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. Under the control of BAE test pilot Peter "Wizzer" Wilson, the aircraft executed the highly skilled maneuver designed to allow the F-35B to land on the deck of a carrier while carrying a heavy load of fuel and weapons, without the need for arrestor cables


newatlas.com...


Not to be offensive, but um....never mind.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
It was one of their more insane ideas.


It wasn't insane, it just wasn't practical. In the 50's the Navy put P2V Neptunes on carriers for the nuclear strike mission. If the C-130 were to suffer a mechanical failure, it would severely restrict flight ops by taking up too much deck space.
edit on 1-3-2019 by JIMC5499 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

That's why it was insane. Imagine if a carrier on a needed mission had a Herc breakdown. There's no way to get around having to pull into port and either fix it, or find a way to get it off the deck. At least with the P-2s there was a chance of moving them to a spot where they were out of the way and the deck could work. The Herc, there's no chance in hell.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The C-130 would have been pushed over the side.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Which, again, is insane. A $30M aircraft pushed over the side, because of a prop leak, or what would probably be a fairly easy fix anywhere outside a carrier deck.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 12:38 PM
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Lol..

Land on the deck ….lol… Hold on there… Can they “take off” from? What are you guys smoking? If C-130 lands on that tiny short deck it will block the whole damn runway for other jets operations, and after that idiot try-out it will need a huge crane to lift it up into safe place just to free up the runway…



Lol so much for the operations…



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 12:52 PM
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The Super COD program completed 29 touch and gos, 21 full stop landings, and 21 takeoffs. Weights went from 85,000-121,000 pounds. At 85,000 pounds, they used about 270 feet to stop, and at 121,000 feet they used about 460 feet for landing, and 760 feet for takeoff. On the side of the aircraft, someone painted "LOOK MA, NO HOOK".

theaviationist.com...



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 02:30 PM
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Ty Zaph

Can you tell me what the point of so called “T.O.G” is? The C-130 is bulky, slow, heavy and huge in every possible dimensions compare to the other..

What is the point… ???



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: Qboneq

When the tests took place, the Navy had no aircraft capable of performing the COD role in a useful manner. The C-2 didn't start production until about 1965, and the C-1 only had a useful cargo payload of about 3,500 pounds with a range of 1300 miles. The C-2 only has about 10,000 pounds of cargo weight over 1300 miles, so having a COD capable of delivering 25,000 pounds of cargo over 2500 miles would be a huge boost for carrier operations.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

C-2 Greyhound. The only plane the Navy had that I was afraid to ride in. Did it once, never again.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I've heard that from several people. I almost got to fly on one once, but no first hand experience with them beyond parking them.



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 04:07 PM
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Didn't one of the WW2 powers (Germany?) futz with the idea of an iceberg carrier?



posted on Mar, 1 2019 @ 04:14 PM
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originally posted by: Tempter
Didn't one of the WW2 powers (Germany?) futz with the idea of an iceberg carrier?



It was Britain, not Germany.

www.warhistoryonline.com...



posted on Mar, 2 2019 @ 03:15 AM
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actually a c-130 on a carrier is not as crazy as it sounds.

Think about it.

It could land fully loaded say with critial cargo or use as rapid evacuation , get fueled (either on deck or in the air) , then off again lightened.

if needed either jato or the new thing on the ford class of magnetic catapult with computer control that adjusts to the aircraft instantly (along with arresting wires).

it opens up alot of possibilities for emergency use .

Example you could evacuate a whole embassy in one shot.

Yes in worst case if you had to push it off the deck.... but at that point I presume SHTF and cost is the least of your worries.

Scrounger



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: MerkabaTribeEntity
a reply to: Fools



Say what you will about the United States, but we do things no one else can.


Pfffft, we 'got Joey, you 'got 'nuffin on us dawg!



😛



You will also probably have the first "loyal wingman" drone more than likely. That is something to brag about.



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