SOVIET ERA RUSSIA 1976
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closely observed planes - Singapore early 1960's
Aussie Hercules parks | C-130A A97-209 | RAF Changi November 1962.
Taxying to a stop on just it's inner engines, Australian C-130A A97-209 of 36 Sqdn calls in for an overnight whilst transiting from it's base of Richmond, near Sydney to the RAAF base in Malaya, Butterworth. The Hercules has been the outstanding military transport since first coming into service in the late 50's and still serves with the Australians along with many other air forces. It's the aircraft the RAF desperately wanted when they were fobbed off with the Argosy. The previous outstanding transport would be the C-47, which of course was also extensively used in the DC-3 civilian version and a US Navy version of the C-47, R4D-6 50797 here is parked on the far side of the Changi apron and was used by the local US Naval Attache.