# What is this USAF transport aircraft from possibly the 50-60s?

I came across the following image (scan of a photograph) in an archive of photographs related to the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

Which particular aircraft could this be?

Update: This answer identifies it as belonging to 322d Airlift Division.

• Please provide a source for your image Apr 14, 2018 at 19:12
• @TomMcW, it's a scan of a photograph... Apr 14, 2018 at 19:18
• Is the original photo clear enough to make out the badge that’s cut off to the upper left of the door Apr 14, 2018 at 19:21
• @TomMcW, unfortunately I don't have access to the original photographs now. I actually got the scanned images and optimised them. There was minimum cropping so most probably the full badge is unavailable... Apr 14, 2018 at 19:24

It is indeed a C-130A. The large tail numbers indicate it's from the late 50's or early 60's. In the late 60's, the USAF went with smaller numbers forward of the passenger door. Here's a similar a/c image from C-130.net

Further searching of the C-130 Aircraft Database shows the only "014" to be be s/n 55-0014. The history shows it was assigned to the 40th TAS which was part of the 322nd AD.

In 1968 it was converted to an AC-130A gunship. It is currently on display at the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB.

• Those camels on the side of the plane... Apr 15, 2018 at 15:10

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• Hmm... Some search of USAF and Tibet did result in flights being undertaken in C-130: ...parachuting into Tibet out of the silver C-130s.... Apr 14, 2018 at 18:17