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#4 Charles V. Governale BIG DAD RAT vinceg9054@att.net  2010-07-24 00:00
1984-1991 I was a member of the 7th ACCS. Keesler AFB MS Was an ACC on the plane for a short time. Went through refurb and several ISO inspections. Great deal of work went into the plane Airplane had two different nav systems. Pilot and Co Pilot nav system was different. I don't remember details. During a depot work system was set up this way due to problems with systems. The plane was finally converted back to both systems the same. Hopefully someone else will read and clear this part up.
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#3 Roger R. Smith ccrr.smith@cox.net  2005-09-08 00:00
This aircraft was assigned to the 7th ABCCC at Udorn Thailand in 1968. Was a great flying plane, we only had five planes, and had to fly four everyday. If one was in phase inspections, you were left with four and they had to go. 1836, 1809, 1857, & 1818 were there when I was jeep cc and they are all still flying except 1809, lost in the desert. Great airplanes.
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#2 Scott Doremus   2005-07-15 00:00
1825 was also used in Project Honey Badger. This was a follow on to the failed Operation Eagle Claw. For Honey Badger, aircraft 62-1818 & 62-1825 (62-1809 was destroyed at Desert One and 62-1857 was in PDM) were borroed from the 7th ACCS and flown by the 8th SOS. The purpose of Honey Badger was to practice techniques for use in a possible second rescue attempt of the American hostages being held in Iran.
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#1 Scott Doremus   2005-06-28 00:00
This aircraft served as an ABCCC (Airborne Command and Control Center) aircraft for most of it's operational life. It was first modified to carry ABCCC in 1965 and flew several thousand hours as part of the 7th ACCS in SEA. Eventually it bedded down with the unit at Keesler AFB and stayed there from 1975 until 1994 when it moved with the unit to Davis-Monthan AFB (at this time the unit was redesignated the 42nd ACCS). In Sept 1993 while supporting operations in Bosnia from Aviano AB, Italy, 62-1825 supassed 30,000 flight hours. At the time it held the record of having more hours on it than any other active duty C-130. The aircraft had a colorful mural painted in the flight deck above the flight deck stairs and was known as "The War Wizard". She had -15 engines and in-flight refueling (UARRSI) capability. She was a good airplane and deserves to be in a museum.
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