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Philippine Air Force takes delivery of 5th C-130 military airlifter.

| 2016
World Aviation Defense & Security News - Philippines
Philippine Air Force takes delivery of 5th C-130 military airlifter
The Philippine Air Force (PAF)’s fifth Lockheed C-130T Hercules military transport aircraft landed at the Benito Ebuen Air Base, Mactan, Cebu Sunday night. The airplane, with tail number 5040, arrived at the military facility at 7:56 p.m., PAF spokesperson Col. Antonio Francisco said in a statement.
Philippine Air Force takes delivery of 5th C 130 military airlifter 640 001A PAF C-130T military airlifter
(Source: Internet)
The C-130 aircraft took off from Guam’s Andersen Air Base at 2: 50 p.m. for the final leg of its flight to the Philippines.

The PAF’s fifth C-130 , which was acquired through the US Excess Defense Articles Program, took off from Tucson, Arizona (Davis-Monthan Air Base) last October 6 (American time). The five aircraft are all the C-130T variant originally configured for tanker missions. They were later converted for transport missions before being acquired by the Philippines.

Aside from the C-130s, the PAF has three Airbus Military C-295 medium tactical military transport aircraft and three Fokker F-27 transports for its logistics and lift missions.




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