HERK by Joseph Earl Dabney
Hero of the skies

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Starting out primarily as a tactical military airlifter, the C-130 Hercules air transport has gained worldwide renown for its use in hauling relief goods to disaster areas around the globe, becoming one of America's most effective ambassadors of goodwill. From airlift missions in Zaire and Ruwanda, to rescue missions in Uganda and Antarctica, the Hercules has played major roles in hunting hurricanes, fighting forest fires, refueling helicopters, developing oil fields, and revolutionizing scientific exploration.



These stories and many others are told through riveting first-hand accounts and more than 300 photos. The book covers the technical aspects of the C-130 Hercules, as well as its use as a humanitarian airlifter, and makes this 3rd edition of Herk: Hero of the Skies the definitive biography of this legendary aircraft.

 

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Published January 1, 1979 by Copple House Books. 415 pages
Genres: History, War, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Non-fiction