Kentucky ANG 165th Airlift Squadron C-130H

“Kentucky ANG 165th Airlift Squadron C-130H” poster art.

The 165th Airlift Squadron (165 AS) is part of the 123rd Airlift Wing (123 AW) at the Kentucky Air National Guard, located in Louisville KY. It operates 8 C-130H model aircraft. It not only supports federal USAF missions, but plays a pivotal role in local/state programs. The Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing is one of the most decorated units in the United States Air Force, with a proud history of global engagement and unsurpassed achievement. and is proud to serve today as the “Thoroughbred Express”!

The C-130 Hercules is a four–engined turboprop military transport aircraft. Capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings, the C-130 was originally designed as a troop, medevac, and cargo transport aircraft. The versatile airframe has found uses in a variety of other roles, including as a gunship (AC-130), for airborne assault, search and rescue, scientific research support, weather reconnaissance, aerial refueling, maritime patrol, and aerial firefighting. It is now the main tactical airlifter for many military forces worldwide.


Design by Samantha Beaty

Location: Saint Louis, MO
Samantha is an Air Force veteran and an extremely talented illustrator, if you want to see more amazing art browse her portfolio.

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