Lockheed C-130H Hercules (G-781) from the Royal Netherlands Air Force
at the Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days 2019, Volkel (the Netherlands)
The C-130 Hercules transport plane uses flares to protect itself from heat-seeking missiles.
Formerly United States Navy EC-130Q 160608, this aircraft was brought up to C-130H standard by
Marshall Aerospace at Cambridge, England and delivered to the Royal Netherlands Air Force in July 2010.
Eindhoven Air Base is the home base of the Dutch C-130s. The Hercules aircraft are assigned to 336 Squadron.
Each year the Netherlands armed forces services organises open days on a rotational basis. Open days are intended to show how the Netherlands Defence organisation works for peace and security throughout the world. On these days everyone is welcome to have a look behind the scenes.
The 2019 Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days took place at Volkel Air Base, home to 312 and 313 F-16 Fighting Falcon squadrons.