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Embassy Support Herk by F16CrewChief Embassy Support Herk by F16CrewChief
Probably the most boring visually, but the most facinating Herk I ever saw!

C-130H 73-1597 assigned to the Embassy Flight, 21 TAS, 374 TAW, based at Clark AB, PI and photographed at Osan AB, ROK in January 1989.

This acft carried no markings at all, but a tail number and US Stars could be applied in sheet metal sheets screwed into the tail and fuselage if needed.

It was reported that there were no dataplates on the acft or any of the avionics that could identify this acft as belonging to the US.

Interesting times!
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:iconkibajihead:
I'm suprised they used a Hercules to do Embassy Flights, I thought they'd use something a bit more posh or something. It's unusual for the markings to be screwed on. I love the H version of the Hercules.
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F16CrewChief Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I am sure it did some spooky things 'back in the day'... My speculation is that this airplane went into places where a US military airplane was not welcome.
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:iconkibajihead:
It makes me wonder if they had the Fulton Gear Equipped Hercs pick up spies from behind the Iron Curtain. 
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F16CrewChief Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Look for a book The Preatorian STARShip by Thigpen.  It is availible  as a pdf  it is the story of USAf
F special ops acft
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:iconkibajihead:
Thanks, I'll go and have a look:) (Smile) 
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F16CrewChief Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It is an interesting book
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:iconkibajihead:
I tried to find it the PDF one but I couldn't find it. I found a few interesting Articles on the Combat Talon, if I find it I'll read it.:) (Smile) 
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kanyiko Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can be anyone you want...!!
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F16CrewChief Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love interesting acft like this...
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