Lockheed Martin C-130E Model, 43rd Airlift Wing, Mahogany, 1/74 (21″) Scale Model
Fly with the 43d Airlift Wing in this hand-crafted Lockheed Martin C-130E model. Each model is carved from wood and hand painted to provide a piece you’ll love.
- Length – 16 inches
- Wingspan – 21 inches
- Made from Mahogany
- US Veteran-Owned Business
- Official Licensed by Lockheed Martin
- The product is not intended to be used by children 12 years and younger
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The wing was redesignated as the 43d Air Refueling Wing, and activated, on 1 June 1992 at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana where it conducted refueling operations under Air Combat Command (ACC) before being moved to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida when flight operations ended at Malmstrom.
At MacDill it was redesignated as a group (43d Air Refueling Group) and operated until 1 October 1996 when it was inactivated and replaced by the 6th Air Refueling Wing when Air Mobility Command assumed the air-refueling mission from ACC.
It was brought back into active service in 1997 when the unit was redesignated as the 43d Airlift Wing on 31 March and activated on 1 April 1997 at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina under Air Mobility Command.
Crews and aircraft deployed to Europe and Southwest Asia for expeditionary rotations and contingency operations such as the enforcement of no-fly zones over Iraq. It also took part in humanitarian airlift operations and training exercises, often with U.S. Army airborne organizations stationed at nearby Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, elements deployed in support of the Global War on Terror.
The wing was inactivated on 1 March 2011, and, its 43d Operations Group redesignated as the 43d Airlift Group.
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