VIDEO REPORT: Top Secret C-130 with Rocket Boosters | Military.com

Late 1980: in a top-secret mission to rescue the American hostages in Iran, the US government modified a C-130 Hercules to be a “Super STOL” aircraft by adding 30 rockets to boost it on takeoff and slow it on landing. The plan was to land on a football pitch near the US embassy, but the project was scratched when the only fully-modified C-130 crashed during a test flight.

Click on the link to watch the video report: Top Secret C-130 with Rocket Boosters | Military.com

Click on this link to watch the video report: C-130 take off using J.A.T.O. (Jet Assisted Take Off) in the snow
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