First C-130J for the German Air Force

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First C-130J for the German Air Force

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The first C-130J for the German Air Force left the paintshop:

https://www.bundeswehr.de/de/organisati ... rt-5213488

(sorry, text in German only)

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C-130J with a probe.......

Calling Mr Young!!!!........

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If the new German aircraft is the same as the RAF C-130J with a probe, then all we need is a paint and a flight plan. I'd need to see a better photo or two to check that and to paint it. Do we know where the aircraft is based/to be based?

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John Young wrote: 03 Sep 2021, 21:02 Do we know where the aircraft is based/to be based?

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Hello John,

The German C-130J will be based in France, in a French German common C130J squadron based at Evreux Air Base, Normandy.

(https://eda.europa.eu/docs/default-sour ... de-maa.pdf)

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Thanks for that. Sounds like it's too early to paint this one then. We really need to know what the combined squadron will look like rather than tackle it as one aircraft at a time.

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They will get 6 of them.
They will be used only by special forces.
May be KSK, Kommando Spezialkräfte.
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asdro wrote: 06 Sep 2021, 00:35 They will get 6 of them.
They will be used only by special forces.
May be KSK, Kommando Spezialkräfte.
3 C-130J & 3 KC-130J for Germany
2 C-130J & 2 KC-130J for France

All of them will be based at Evreux in France.

France will use them principally for Special Forces but Germany will use the to fill the gap with de withdrawing of C-160
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