Small blemishes bear witness to the plane's long history and are an authentic reminder of its glory days over the clouds.
Every tag is unique. Depending on the plane, tags may vary in terms of haptics, material thickness and colour. Small blemishes bear witness to the plane's long history and are an authentic reminder of its glory days over the clouds. Each tag is made from the retired original aircraft fuselage skin of the featured aircraft, and is numbered.
Size: 1.37 x 3.46 inch (35 x 88 mm)
The Lockheed C-130 Hercules is our first all-military transport aircraft. Built in 1967 in Marietta / Georgia by the Lockheed Corporation with the serial number 4235, it was in operation for over 50 years all over the world for the British Royal Air Force under registration XV209.
The special version for the Royal Air Force was dubbed the C-130K. The basic series was the Hercules C.1, which was then upgraded into the various different British models. Our Hercules is the Hercules C.3A for Special Forces operations. During the Falklands War it was also additionally equipped with an aerial refueling nozzle.
In 2013, the XV209 was retired from service and then ultimately recycled in St. Athan (Wales) in 2018. Now it is embarking on its second life as our Hercules C-130 Aviationtag edition!
AviationTag has been taking original airplane parts off and from what were once real-life airliners and turning them into premium, one-of-a-kind designer and collector's items since as far back as 2006. In 2015, we had the idea of making the world a little bit better by upcycling scrapped airplanes into our special Aviationtags.
Alongside commercial planes like the Boeing 747 or the Airbus A340, we have also given historical aircraft like the DC-3 "candy bomber" a second life as an Aviationtag. But this also allows us to preserve important and interesting parts of aviation history.