#1090 C-130T Hercules
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Squadron Prints Lithograph No. 1090 - C-130T Hercules, 164763 \"Fat Albert\", Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels), Pensacola, Florida. The Blue Angels’ maintenance and support crew travel aboard a Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft, affectionately known as “Fat Albert.” This C-130 is a tactical transport aircraft built by Lockheed Martin and is flown by an all-Marine crew consisting of three pilots and five enlisted aircrew. First integrated into the team in 1970, Fat Albert now flies more than 100,000 miles each air show season carrying 45 maintenance and support personnel along with the specialized equipment needed to complete a successful air show. Weighing in at 155,000 pounds fully loaded, Fat Albert can cruise at speeds of more than 320 knots and reach altitudes up to 35,000 feet. In addition to providing logistical support for the team, Fat Albert opens each show by displaying the tactical flight characteristics of the C-130 aircraft. With four Rolls-Royce turboprop engines producing more than 18,000 shaft horsepower, the Hercules is capable of lifting heavy payloads into and out of unimproved airstrips as short as 2,500 feet. From 1975 to 2009, Fat Albert performed jet assisted takeoffs (JATO) for millions of air show spectators and continues to fly a tactical profile that is viewed by nearly 10 million people annually.