- Lockheed UV-1L / C-130BL / LC-130F
- Lockheed C-130 production number: 3562
- Lockheed series number: 282C-6B
- US Navy Buno: 148318
- USAF serial number: 59-5922
- Build date: 1959
- VX-6 side number: JD-18
- History: Operated with VX-6 from 1961 - 1971.
- Disposition: Crashed while attempting takeoff at McMurdo Station Antarctica, 15
Feb 1971. Scrapped in Antarctica.
- The Navy UV-1L / C-130BL / LC-130F is the equivalent of the USAF C-130B
- "The third plane lost during Deep Freeze 71 was an LC-130F, BUNO 148318 on Febuary
15, 1971. The Hercules was taxiing on the skiway at Williams Field for a flight to
Christchurch. It taxied around the Ground Controlled Approach building in poor visibility,
and the left main ski went up over a 5 1/2 foot snow bank. The right wing hit the ground
and broke between the two engines. A fire, feed by fuel and fanned by high winds destroyed
the aircraft (VXE-6, 1971)"
- (from "United States Aircraft Losses in Antarctica")
- A very good read on the flight testing history (Operation Slide III) of VX-6's UV-1L /
C-130BL / LC-130F aircraft is available at the Firebirds.org website starting about
halfway down on this webpage: http://www.firebirds.org/menu1/pslide9.htm