#1598 KC-130J Hercules

KC-130J Hercules
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KC-130J Hercules
KAF328
41 Sqn
Abdullah Al Mubarak AB
Kuwait - Air Force
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Squadron Prints - Lithograph No. 1598: KAF328, KC-130J Hercules, 41 Squadron, Abdullah Al Mubarak Air Base.

In 1953, the Aviation Club was established and equipped with British Auster aircraft for training. The first Kuwaiti pilots graduated in 1954, and were subsequently sent to the United Kingdom to complete their training. A Flying School was established in Kuwait in 1957 with the arrival of British Convair and Dove aircraft. In 1961 the Aviation Club was transformed into the Kuwaiti Air Force after national independence. 41 Squadron was established based at the International Airport in the early 1960s. It was designated an Air Transport Squadron equipped with the Caribou aircraft. The Lockheed L382E entered service in 1971 followed by the Lockheed L382G in 1983. The current aircraft type, the Lockheed Martin KC-130J, entered service in 2013. 41 Squadron conducts tactical airlift operations for troops, equipment, materiel, medical evacuations, parachuting, VIP transport operations and Air to Air refueling to meet the requirements of the Kuwait Armed Forces. The squadron also has a role in the transport of humanitarian aid to disaster and conflict areas. Aviation Training Consulting (ATC) have provided aircrew training on the KC-130J to 41 Squadron since 2012.