The UK's Royal Air Force recently retired the last of its 1960's vintage early C-130 models. Six of these found their way to Hixon airfield in Staffordshire, where this week they formed part of an auction.
Three of the C-130's can be seen in the photo below.
The auction attracted bidders from overseas and featured 30 Westland Lynx helicopters formerly with the UK's navy and army, as well as the C-130s, an F-4 and a handful of Sea King helicopters.
From inside the cockpit of one of the stripped-out Hercules, the F-4 and one of the Sea Kings can be seen.Photos by Nigel Howarth, Aviation Week.