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Lockheed C-130R Arctic VXE-6 Model

Lockheed C-130R Arctic VXE-6 Model

Item# : QMPC130RAVXE6

Manufacturer : Lockheed Martin

Wingspan : 15.90"

Length : 11.73"

This model will be delivered to you exactly as shown in the photographs, except for your personalized inscription plate. Please note delivery times. If you would like to customize this model, or any other model with your markings, colors and numbers, order our Custom Model.

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Retail Price: $299.95
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Product Overview

LC-130s are specially modified with a wheel/ski landing gear configuration for operation in Arctic and Antarctic regions. Originally built for the U.S. Navy, most of these C-130 variants are being handed over to the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing. Antarctic Development Squadron 6, more commonly known as VXE-6, supported Operation Deep Freeze for over 44 years!

The LC-130’s predecessor, the C-130D, was first introduced in 1956. During 1957, the U.S. Air Force conducted extensive testing of the wheel/ski configured aircraft (#55-0021) which could be operated from both conventional runways and snow/ice covered surfaces in Arctic regions and for resupply missions to units along the Distant Early Warning (DEW) line. The tests proved the aircraft could successfully do what had already been done by other wheel/ski configured aircraft, like the C-123J.

The wheel/ski configured C-130Ds were only built for the U.S. Air Force. They were, and still are, the largest aircraft to be equipped with skis. The modification involved installation of a nose and two main skis fitted around conventional landing gear. The nose ski measured 10 feet (3m) long by 6 feet (1.8m) wide, while the main skis were 20 feet (6m) long by 6 feet (1.8m) wide. The undersides were coated with Teflon to reduce surface friction and resist adhesion to ice and snow. Each ski weighed approximately 2,000 pounds (907kg).

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I Just wanted to let you know that I received my model today via UPS. It was in great shape, the detail was fantastic and I could not be happier.

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