Third C-130 cargo plane boosts Philippine Air Force’s airlift capability by 300 percent

After having to get by with just one Lockheed C-130 for airlift operations for four years, the Philippine Air Force fleet of heavy lifters is now bigger by 300 percent: A third c-130 has been commissioned into service.

After having to get by with just one Lockheed C-130 for airlift operations for four years, the Philippine Air Force fleet of heavy lifters is now bigger by 300 percent: A third c-130 has been commissioned into service.

 

Jaime Sinapit of InterAksyon.com reports the C-130B, with tail number 3633, is "the third cargo plane to become operational since the military started to reverse the pathetic one-workhorse plane status, a project with a price tag of P579-million."

 

In October, a second C-130 flew back to the Philippines after routine maintenance in the United States.

 

The Philippine Air Force has more new toys, too. "Aside from the C-130B, we will also have one LC-210 Nr 227 - a plane for rainmaking, a refurbished UH-IH nr 370 and 12 M-35 trucks," Colonel Miguel Okol, PAF spoeksman said.

 

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