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  • End of the road for the RAF's C-130K's
    Posted by Nigel Howarth 1:05 PM on Nov 20, 2013

    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.

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    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.

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    Photos by Nigel Howarth, Aviation Week.

    Tags: ar99, Lockheed, C-130, RAF

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