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First C-130J Delivery Memento

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1431
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Promotional Item
Object Name: First C-130J Delivery Memento
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Not Applicable
Platform(s): C-130 Hercules
Year of Manufacture: 1998
Dimensions: Width (mm): 240
Height (mm): 180
Depth (mm): 25
Weight (g): 508
Location: Cupboard CC (Awards 2) [Main Store]

First C-130J Delivery
August 24, 1998
Lockheed Martin


The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems and this version had its first flight on 5 April 1996. Lockheed Martin received the launch order for the J-model from the RAF, which ordered 25 aircraft, and first deliveries began in 1999 as Hercules C4 (C-130J-30). The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history since 1954.
This curved glass promotional item commemorates the delivery of the first C-130J aircraft on August 24, 1998.

The Company in common with most organisations has a wide range of items promoting the Company name as a form of advertising. The range extends from  'cheap and cheeful'; the sort of thing that would be on the Stand at an Exhibition like the SBAC Farnborough Show. The young visitors love collecting these items along with pictures and Brochures. Such items would include the following:

Stickers, Carrier Bags, Furry Bugs, simple aircraft assembly kits, Cardboard Head Up Display, Drinks Mats. Sometimes a collection of items is put together in something like a Pouch or presentation bag.

A more up-market offering, of better quality, might include:

Mugs, Pens, Key Fobs, Tape Dispensers, Magnifying Glasses, Model cars or the Hybrid Bus, Penknife and Pens.

The top range gifts are usually presented to important visitors or taken on visits to customers and these might include:

Executive Toys, Paperweights, Business Card Holders, Wallets, Clocks, Calculators, Engraved glasses and Glass blocks with a contained model and legend (BAE Systems liked to produce glass Globes to illustrate the global reach of the company). A rather special gift has been a Hologram of a coin.

Ties have been a regular gift in the days when they were regularly worn and were presented as recognition of achievement or membership of a group or ‘club as well as being a promotional gift. Employees for example will be encouraged to wear a T-Shirt with a Corporate Logo which gives a corporate identity. 

The RAA includes items of this type acquired from Suppliers and visits to Customers.


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