The following is a record of Lockheed C-130 Hercules and L-100-20 (civilian version of the C-130) aircraft that are currently in the Philippine Air Force. Most are inactive at the C-130 graveyard in Mactan, Cebu. A small — but growing — fraction are operational. As per Manokski’s C-130 page, a total of 19 C-130s had entered PAF service since 1973. This inventory, however, only represents the aircraft that were in the PAF’s possession (active or otherwise) at the turn of the century.
The basic structure of the data below is derived from an exhaustive list of C-130s from around the world prepared by Bob Daley in 01 May 2006 (see here). This format has been expanded to suit this site’s purposes. This article has been updated to reflect the arrival of an additional C-130T in 2016.
|Photo c/o Francis Neri albums|
Photographs in the photo album were complied for the following Facebook page: Philippine Defense Today. These now link to albums on this page as the original Timawa FB extension for C-130s is now unmanaged.
|#||Original registration||Original model||Final model||Current #||Photo album||Note|
|3520||58-0725||C-130B||0725||See here||Previously assigned to the USAF 53rd WRS. Sold to the PAF in 1995, retired in 1997. Scrapped. Ref|
|3535||58-0738||C-130B||0738||See here||Previously assigned to USAF Reserve 731st Tactical Airlift Squadron. Ref|
|3545||58-0747||C-130B||3545||See here||Previously assigned to the USAF 54th WRS in Guam. Ref
Transferred to AMARC in 29APR 1992. (AACF0107) Transferred to the PAF in 09 Oct 1997. Inactive and previously left to exposed to the elements at the C-130 graveyard in Mactan AFB. Sighted in 2016 sporting a new paint scheme but still non-operational. Ref
|3547||58-0749||C-130B||0749||See here||Previously assigned to the Ohio National Guard and USAF Reserve|
|3552||58-0753||C-130B||3552||See here||Transferred to AMARC in 19 Aug 1992 (AACF0112). Transferred to PAF in 29 Sep 1997 Ref|
|3593||60-0294||C-130B||0294||See here||Previously assigned to the USAF Reserve|
|3633||61-0954||C-130B||3633||See here||Active. Underwent its Programmed Depot Maintenance at the 410th Maintenance Wing in Clark AFB. It re-entered service on December 28, 2012|
|3946||N1130E||L100||L100-20||3946||See here||Civilian version of the military C-130. This was the original Lockheed demonstrator for the L100|
|4512||N7967S||L100-20||4512||See here||Civilian version of the military C-130|
|4593||RP-C101||L100-20||4593||See here||Acquired in 1983, and started Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) at the Clark Economic Zone done by Asian Aerospace Corporation in February 2004. Crashed into Davao Gulf 25 August 2008|
|4704||C-130H||4704||See here||Active. Returned from a Programmed Depot Maintenance cycle in the United States on October 2012|
|4726||C-130H||4726||See here||Active. Subjected to PDM at Clark Field by Lockheed Martin / Asian Aerospace. Maintenance cycle completed in June 2009. Ref|
|5011||C-130T||5011||See here||Active. The sale of two Ex-USMC C-130T aircraft was approved on July 24, 2014. The first unit was delivered on April 12, 2016. Ref|