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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:41 am 
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Anyone know where it's going? I think I read something somewhere about a museum?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:11 am 
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Let's hope a museum for such a unique machine: shame the blogger didn't know what he was looking at!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:23 am 
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It is interesting. It was at Robins AFB, and the picture in the post was taken in PA. Where in the world was it going?

a pretty round about way to get to Dayton, what Aviation Museums are in that area? New England Air Mumseum..National Warplane Museum, Mid Atlantic Air Museum, the one at Republic Field.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:34 am 
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shame the blogger didn't know what he was looking at!

I've e-mailed him ;)

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I don’t know what year it went on display at the Robins Museum but it had been there a long time. Other WIX threads have covered that museum’s move to “right size” its collection and, last I heard the Credible Sport was to be scrapped. So...... great news to see it’s being moved. The Robins museum is a fantastic place, and although I didn’t agree with some of these decisions, I recommend a visit to anyone who can make it there; approx 1hour south of Atlanta.

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Location: Somewhere South of New Jersey...
Another article state: "It's on it's way to New York to be restored for a museum". Not sure which museum is getting it.

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Possibly destined for the Empire State Aerosciences Museum?

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I'll guess it's going to the National Warplane Museum at Geneseo.


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Geneseo is going to get a C-130 but last I heard the c-130 was in DC and was gonna be fixed up and flown to Geneseo

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bmoran wrote:
Possibly destined for the Empire State Aerosciences Museum?


Their Facebook just posted some photos of the wings being transported by truck.

https://www.facebook.com/EmpireStateAerosciencesMuseum/

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The C-130 cruisin' down Route 50 last week in pieces. Photos courtesy of John C. Shakeshaft SR. Thanks John!


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Found this article here confirming the news and arrival.
https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/0 ... tory-buffs

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I worked at the Museum of Aviation for several years. Lockheed was trying to give the museum all of the external geegaws that made it Credible Sport. You may want to contact Lockheed at Robins or Atlanta. They may still have the stuff.

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Maybe it will be refurbished and put back into flying condition. I saw another C-130 last being transported through Nashville last year. Maybe the "Credible Sport" idea is being re-visited by the Pentagon. Currently in the U.S> military we have of course helicopters but also in the VTOL aircraft such as the F-35B, the MV-22 Osprey and the AV-8B Harrier. Only the Osprey can carry anything other than ordnance. Maybe they will come up with a C-130 that performs like an Osprey!


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I'm disappointed that such a unique aircraft was transferred out of Robbins. One of my grandfathers and possibly my father worked on the project at Lockheed GA, which is <100 miles from Robbins. Beyond that, Pensacola (where the testing was done) is only a couple of hundred miles away from Robbins. We had several members of our EAA chapter who worked on the project, one of whom was on-scene for the crash.

I first saw that airframe at Robbins before the Credible Sport program was in the public eye. Not too long after I first saw the airframe (with all sorts of bolt-on mods, but no display information explaining the mod's), CNN had the popular film clip showing one takeoff, one landing, and the crash. I had learned about the program from a friend who's dad was a local shrink, with at least one client working on the program. Adding two and two together, I kind of figured out what they were up to, but it was 20 years before the whole story came out.

As part of one of my discussions with local participants, my grandfather indicated that there was a lot of back and forth about how the retro-rockets should be controlled. An automated system tied to a radar altimeter, or someone in the cockpit watching the altimeter. As I understood it from him, the automated system was implemented and resulted in the crash.


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