LONDON — A freak hailstorm in Afghanistan left five of the U.K. Royal Air Force’s Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules aircraft unavailable for operations, it has been revealed. Details of the incident, which occurred on April 23 at Kandahar airfield, were documented in a presentation by Marshall Aerospace at the Hercules Operators Council in Atlanta, Ga., in late October and in a citation of an award to the same company from the head of the RAF, Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford. When ...


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