C-130 fitted with Rocket assisted propulsion for rescue mission - video

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C-130 fitted with Rocket assisted propulsion for rescue mission - video

During the Iran crisis with the American hostages, the military wanted to turn a C 130 into a rescue aircraft able to land within a 150 foot Iranian soccer stadium. As currently designed it needed 1400 feet of landing space and 1800 feet to take off.

To shorten the distance engineers retrofitted the plane with rockets to slow the plane as it lands and provide extra propulsion upon takeoff.

Great video on an interesting topic with a sad ending.



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By netchicken: posted on 16-5-2011








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