MotoArt, which produces furniture from vintage aircraft parts, recently completed a Lockheed V Shaped C130 Conference Table, the largest piece the company has fabricated to date.
The conference table was fabricated from two, 24-foot-long full-length outer wing flaps of the C130 Hercules. It took nearly 500 man-hours to develop the one-of-a-kind prototype, according to MotoArt officials, who delivered the table to Lockheed Martin headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
The mirror-polished flaps, which comprise 48 feet of surface area, are supported by 10 customized aluminum, dual I-beam legs. The table provides seating for up to 24 people.
Originally designed as a cargo transport and medical evacuation aircraft for U.S. troops, the Lockheed C-130 was built at the request of the US Air Force and originally named the C-130 Hercules. On Aug. 23, 1954, it took off on its inaugural flight and went from Burbank, California, to Edwards Air Force Base.
The C-130 was converted into over 40 different versions, including the AC-130 gunship, AKA…Fat Albert. Fat Albert is still flexes its muscles as the support aircraft for the Blue Angels.
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