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C130 preparing to take off from Luscombe Field, Nui Dat C130 Supply Run 1967

A C130 Preparing to take off from the newly built Luscombe Field at the 1st Australian Task Force, Nui Dat.

The airstrip was built by 1 Field Squadron, Royal Australian Engineers and was officially opened on 5th December 1966. This allowed fixed wing aircraft to supply the Task Force with greater loads then the rotary wing could handle.

A light aircraft from the USAF is in the foreground being unloaded.

 

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