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Story Time . . . "TACAMO's Four EC-130 G's" ( EC-130G 151888, '889, '890, '891)

There were once Four C-130G planes 151888, 889, 890, 891. TCVA is working on a documentary about the Four G planes.

We are asking you to share your stories with us. Two ways of sharing:

  • In the FB Group "TACAMO's Four EC-130 G's" The "Save 891" FB group was changed to "TACAMO's Four EC-130 G's" We ask you to share your stories about the 888, 889, 890, & 891

  • via email Emailed stories will be shared on the FB Group "TACAMO's Four EC-130 G's" for everyone to read, comment and share a similar story.

891 Story

A U.S. Navy Lockheed EC-130G Hercules (BUNO 151891) was initially assigned to VR-21 Det TACAMO in Barbers Point, HI. It was used for the "trash Hauling" mission until the TACAMO II Vans were produced and shipped to them nearly a year later. After that on 01 Jan 1966 VR-21 Det TACAMO was transferred to VW-1 on Guam. Before this in 1964, Ron Carlson and crew flew around the world in their EC-130G, 151891. It made an around the world trip, roughly at the equator, and carried Artic survival gear on board anticipating an over the pole leg from France to Alaska. The pole leg never took place due to lack of navigation equipment and qualified personnel. On the Flight Line at Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum there is a Blue Angels C-130, it is also a really famous TACAMO bird that was given to the Blues after the E-6 came along. It flew around the world in late '64 before it got its TACAMO mission suite installed. It was also the prototype for many of the TACAMO mods that upgraded the EC-130s. TCVA goal is to get a TACAMO display telling everyone the entire story of 151891.


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