AF's first HC-130P/N takes its final flight to retirement

King 52 was one of a few HC-130Hs converted to conduct rescue operations in the 1960s. Pictured above is tail# 14859 conducting a Fulton Surface-To-Air Recovery System test in May 1966. The kit is dropped to a person in the water who puts on a red balloon suit with harness and is reeled aboard the plane. Recovery kits were designed for one- and two-man recoveries. (Edwards History Office photo)

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