The C-130 is the most popular Western military transport aircraft designed and built in the USA. This plane has been in production longer than any other aircraft in history and forms the backbone of the military air transport of the United States, NATO members and many other countries. The most popular variant is the C-130H. Its maiden flight was in 1964, and regular production started in 1965. The aircraft was equipped with a new reinforced wing box, improved brakes, new aircraft electronics and a powerplant with four T56-A-15 turboprop engines. Up to now, more than 2,500 planes of various variants have been manufactured.
The RAAF utilised the C-130H extensively for numerous transport duties across the globe since their arrival to Australia in 1978 until it's retirement in November of 2012.
This model kit includes a decal sheet to represent a C-130H stationed at RAAF Base Richmond with No.37 Squadron.
The completed model measures 41cm and the kit includes 314 parts. Glue, tools and paint are required to complete this model.