This week in Edwards history

C-130 at Edwards in 1962

(Edwards History Office photo)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- On June 13, 1962, a test team conducted the first flights of Project Rough Road, an evaluation of the short-field takeoff and landing capabilities of the production C-130B.  Test aircraft were loaded to a gross weight of 101,000 lbs and subjected to a variety of hard and soft sand and clay runways. 

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