The C-30 Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed and built by Lockheed. The C-30 was originally designed as a troop, medical evacuation, and cargo transport aircraft. This specific C-30 is painted in the Blue Angels paint scheme.
The Blue Angels is the United States Navy's flight demonstration squadron. It was formed in 96, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (flying under the same name) in the world. Since 96, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators.
This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!
The Blue Angels, a U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron was formed to enhance the Navy and Marine Corps. It started in 96 and is known as the first officially sanctioned military aerial demonstration team in the world. The Blue Angels fly three aircrafts in formation first and then four and now six per show. With the aerobatic stunts they perform, the group became known worldwide. The team was first led by Lt. Cdr. Voris. The team also operates a Marine Corps C-39T Hercules known as “Fat Albert”. It was designed to transport 2,000lbs of equipment and personnel from one air show to another. As soon as Fat Albert arrives in the site, it is prepared for its dynamic demonstration. The widely known demonstration of Fat Albert is the JATO or Jet Assisted Take-Off. Whenever the aircraft sets off for a highspeed flat pass the words “United States Marine Corps” embossed across the Fat Albert’s skin is seen from below. The Fat Albert has the privilege to open each Blue Angel performance with its great demonstration flight. It is said to be operated by the US Marine Corps and its crew only consisted of USMC personnel.
Mastercraft Collection MCC130FAW C-130 Fat Albert Blue Angels Wood Desktop Model