Australia retires H-variant C-130 Hercules: Canberra, Australia (UPI) Dec 6, 2012
Australia retired from active service the last two Lockheed C-130H Hercules 34 years after its introduction into the air force.
The two H models were in a fly-past ceremony at Richmond Air Base in Sydney.
The air force has been replacing the four-engine C-130H with the newer larger J variant.
Australia purchased 12 of the H-type aircraft in 1978 with Allison T56-A-15 engin