Future of base's old C-130Hs still uncertain

Posted: September 2, 2014 at 3:33 a.m.

FILE PHOTO-Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND--8/21/03--A C-130J takes off from Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville on Aug. 21, 2003. Older C-130H models are seen on the tarmac (right). The U.S. Air Force is upgrading its fleet of C-130s.

Climbing into the cockpit of a 100-foot-long, 40-foot-tall C-130, engine specialist Barry Wertz explained the differences between this plane, an H model, and the newer J model close by.

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