The C-130J Super Hercules aircraft purchased back in 2019 from Royal Air Force to serve as a new Fat Albert is going under conversion configuration at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group in United Kingdom.
The new aircraft to be painted in slightly different color scheme from older one.
This Blue Angels cargo aircraft will join the squadron around May 2020, but still the exact date is to be confirmed.
Blue Angels does not have their own dedicated transport aircraft since May 2019, when the old Fat Albert C-130T (BUNO 164763) has been retired. That aircraft flew with the Blue Angels since 2002, and in 2009 was the last C-130 to conduct a jet-assisted take-off (JATO).
The video of a newly painted Fat Albert has just been released on Blue Angels Facebook page: