GEMINIJETS USN BLUE ANGELS C-130J HERCULES
2020 marked the Blue Angels' 50th year utilizing the C-130 as its lead logistics aircraft. The Blue Angelsâ€™ previous C-130 "T" model served the team for 17 years and was retired in May of 2019. The C-130J aircraft, purchased from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) in June 2019, underwent a year-long refresh, which turned a former Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft into the logistics and transport aircraft for the Blue Angels. This is the sole C-130J in the Navyâ€™s fleet and while it is almost identical to its sister aircraft, the KC-130J, currently flown by the U.S. Marine Corps, it required a collaborative effort between NAVAIR engineering and Lockheed Martin to identify configuration deltas and test requirements. These efforts were done to meet U.S. and FAA requirements and included a major rework inspection, hardware and software configuration changes, and ground and flight testing.
1:200 Scale Length 5.88" Width 7.98"