The Truck, Aircraft Loading/Unloading (TALU) is a hard working veteran of Taji, Iraq having returned from theatre on 20 April 2017. It was built in 2007. The TALU was an Australian designed and manufactured loader initially produced in the 1970’s.
The unit on display was optimised for the 5 pallet load of earlier model C-130 Hercules and has been replaced by equipment that better support larger 8 pallet loads of the C130J, 18 pallet load in C-17, and high reach loads in the KC-30A tankers. TALU’s also work with the C-27 Spartan and CH-47 Chinook helicopters