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Pakistan Air Force Lockheed C-130E Hercules

The C-130E Hercules is the workhorse of the Pakistan Air Force's air transport fleet and operates around 18 of the aircraft in a number of different versions and missions, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Pakistan made its Air Tattoo debut back in 2006 when it sent a C-130 painted with a special tail thanking nations for taking part in international relief efforts after the Kashmir earthquake in 2005. All of Pakistan's Hercules are operated by 6 Sqn, based at Islamabad International Airport.

Photo credit: Tony Osborne 

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