AV200 AV2BA001 BLUE ANGELS Lockheed C-130T Hercules "Fat Albert Airlines" UNITED STATES MARINES 1/200 scale
The Blue Angels use a United States Marine Corps C-130T Hercules - nicknamed "Fat Albert," for their logistics, carrying spare parts, equipment, and to carry support personnel between shows. Beginning in 1975, "Bert" was used for Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) and short aerial demonstrations just prior to the main event at selected venues, but the JATO demonstration ended in 2009 due to dwindling supplies of rockets. "Fat Albert Airlines" flies with an all-Marine crew of three officers and five enlisted personnel.
I'd been wanting to add a, 'Blue Angels' C-130T to my collection, for some time. When I found this AV200 version... I knew this was the one I wanted. It even has the 'JATO Rockets' on both sides of the fuselage! Enjoy the photos...
Added the E4-B for size comparison.
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