300-CFD-DN-ST-88-07037: Spreading a wake of blowing snow, a ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft of Antarctic Development Squadron 6 (VXE-6) taxis for takeoff after leaving scientists at a remote camp during Operation Deep Freeze. Photographed by JO2 Mike McKinley, 15 June 1988. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
On January 4, 1979, a Navy ski-equipped LC-130 "Hercules" aircraft flew injured Russian survivors of a plane crash from their Antarctic Research Station to New Zealand. The Russian station is 1,800 miles from the United States base at McMurdo Sound.
330-CFD-DN-ST-85-08677: Left rear view of an LC-130 Hercules aircraft, used to resupply scientific research stations, January 1, 1995. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.