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USAF C-130 Hercules and massive lightning at Balad Air Base, Iraq
16-MAY-2006 USAF / Senior Amn James Croxon

USAF C-130 Hercules and massive lightning at Balad Air Base, Iraq

Balad Air Base, Iraq


Lightning strikes near the control tower and a taxing C-130 Hercules at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Balad handles more than 750 cargo flights each month and is the Department of Defense's busiest single runway. Using C-130s to fly in-theater airlift missions has reduced the number of ground convoys and troops exposed to roadside bomb attacks.


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Guest 30-Dec-2006 17:55
Both beautiful and scary. Excellent work. v