C-130 Hercules: Air Force’s ‘old reliable’ airlifter still on the front lines
A C-130 Hercules taxies out for a mission for Operation Enduring Freedom from Karshi-Khanabad Air Base, Uzbekistan, on April 26, 2005. According to its Air Force fact sheet, basic and specialized versions of the C-130 airframe perform a diverse number of roles, including airlift support, Antarctic ice resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, aerial spray missions, firefighting duties for the U.S. Forest Service and natural disaster relief missions. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol)

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