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Royal Netherlands Air Force C-130H Hercules

The Royal Netherlands Air Force received its first 'stretched' C-130H-30 Hercules in 1994 and shortly after delivery the first airframe was sent to provide humanitarian aid support in Rwanda. Over the following two years the fleet was used to resupply SFOR units in Bosnia and operations were also conducted in Africa plus Central and South America. In 1999 the Hercules aircraft played a key role during the Kosovo crisis supplying Dutch troops and ferrying humanitarian supplies to assist the many refugees stranded in Albania. 336 Squadron based at Eindhoven will be providing one such aircraft to participate in the static display at RIAT 2016.

Photo credit: Rich Cooper 

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