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This is the complete (and amazing!) 6+ minute original Lockheed video, showing the Hercules landing and taking off from the deck of an aircraft carrier. It also includes some great footage of a North American Fury, and an F-4 Phantom.

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Comment by Roger L Chouinard on April 30, 2011 at 1:20am
This is a cool video.  You don't see this very often.  VX-6 was taken over by the NY Air Guard in Scotia, NY a few years ago. They serve Iceland know also.  C-130's are a fun ride, awesome aircraft!
Comment by Tim Gulliford on January 28, 2009 at 3:20pm
Catching up on Video's, this one caught my eye. That is pretty cool how the 130 can land on a Carrier.
Comment by Roger L Chouinard on December 26, 2008 at 7:33pm
This is a Great piece. Such memories! I was stationed at NAS Quonset Point, RI (ships company, Airfield Maint. Div. 1970-72) when VXE-6 spent their "summers" training and flying Antarctic support to Christchurch, New Zealand and beyond in their famous " Orange tailed Herks". (The Air Force has the Orange-tails now in a Guard roll/base in Scenectady, NY.) Their hanger area was at the former seaplane ramp area on the south end of the Base (Quonset) which is now where the General Dynamics Submarine components manufacturing facility in now located.

On and Ironic note, The USS Forrestal in now sitting in mothballs next to the USS Saratoga directly across Narragansett Bay from Quonset Point, at the piers at the former Naval Base, Newport, RI. There is an ugly rumor that the Forrestal is to be scuttled to form an artificial reef.
Say it ain't so! And after all the lives lost it would be a disgrace and an insult. (Not to mention those who survived!) God Bless All and the Memory of Her Crews. I will never forget!

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