13 years, C-130's from the 36th TAS were regularly seen on the
ramps of McChord, after a few signatures from the 62d AW
Command Staff at the Base, an "Eagle Airlifter"
would again be a common site to the visitors of the McChord
Air Museum. After receiving the go ahead to pursue the
acquisition of Lockheed C-130E for the Museum, Members from
the McChord Air Museum and former members from the 36 TAS
compiled a list of the serial numbers of the 27 former McChord
C-130's and compared the list to a projection of what was
thought to be the first aircraft to be retired from service.
Of the 40 + C-130 with "zero" flight hours
remaining, 3 former McChord aircraft can be found on the top
of the list and will be the first aircraft sought out for
display at McChord. These aircraft are as follows:
One of the only aircraft to be assigned to the 36th TAS's
during their entire C-130 assignment, arriving in July 1975,
leaving in April 1989.
assigned to the 36th TAS/62d AW from March 1977 to October
1981. Was painted in Desert Camouflage during the Iran Hostage
Crisis in the early 1980's, left McChord for Little Rock AFB
during the consolidation of all USAF Desert Camouflaged
assigned to the 36th TAS/62d AW from November 1975 to March
1988, used by the 36th TAS in Volant Rodeo 1982 .
to the 36th TAS/62d AW from July 1975 to February 1988.
the 27 C-130's assigned to McChord 16 are currently in service
(63-7767, 63-7773, 63-7782, 63-7784, 63-7792, 63-7814,
63-7858, 63-7874,63-7893, 64-0504, 64-0510, 64-512, 64-0519,
64-0521, 64-0567, 64-18240, 5 have been redesigned as ground
training aircraft, (63-7768, 63-7779, 64-0500, 64-0524,
64-0542), 5 are in storage at Davis-Monthan (63-7788, 63-7842,
63-7854, 63-7891, 64-0513) , one of which (-7854) was involved
in a hard landing in the Middle East in 1999, dismantled and
flown by C-5 to the "Boneyard", the last (63-7783)
was modified to the EC-130 Configuration and later scraped.
Museums C-130 proposal package will formally be presented to
AMC Headquarters for final review. Once an aircraft from the
request has been designated for retirement, it will be flown
to McChord from its base and prepared for display.
any additional information or stories on the aircraft above
please e-mail The
McChord Air Museum Foundation