Aerospace: No End in Sight

(See Cover) One of the American heroes of the Viet Nam war is not a man but a machine—a snub-nosed, whale-tailed airplane that looks as if it would be lucky to get off the ground. Officially designated the C-130 Hercules, it is known as the "Herky Bird" to thousands of U.S. servicemen in Viet Nam, and it provides them with the sustenance of life. The cargo-carrying Herky Bird works when monsoon rains keep supply ships offshore. It flies ammunition and chow to artillery units isolated by the Viet Cong, now moves 65%...

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