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Lyneham's farewell to Fat Albert

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Published on Jan 16, 2011

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Huge parts of a Hercules aircraft have been moved from RAF Lyneham, in one of the largest transportation operations on Wiltshire's roads.

The fuselage of the decommissioned Hercules C-130 was moved to Hixon Airfield, in Staffordshire, where it will be used for parts.

It was carried, at around 7am on Sunday 16th January 2011, on a 137ft long specialist load transporter, weighing 44 tonnes Accompanied by a police escort, it made its way down the A3102, before joining the M4. The wings of the aircraft were transported before Christmas on a similar vehicle.

There will be a total three decommissioned airframes moved during the January weekends.

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