Goodbye C-130K XV305...and now XV220

Goodbye C-130K XV305...and now XV220

Postby RickIngham on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 2:54 pm

After being stuck on Lyneham's Roundabout for 45 mins she finally passed through Wooton Bassett. Afterwards I gambled and headed to a motorway bridge where I was rewarded. It's a sad sight, sorry if this is the wrong section!

How she looked before:

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How XV305 looked before by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

And through Wootton Bassett:

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IMG_6344 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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IMG_6389 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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IMG_6405 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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IMG_6433 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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IMG_6439 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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IMG_6470 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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IMG_6514 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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IMG_6539 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

Then the gamle paid off after an hour waiting on a cold bridge:

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IMG_6603 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

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IMG_6608 by Rick Ingham, on Flickr

It's begun :surrender: :sad:
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby D200 on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 3:24 pm

Any idea what her destination is ?
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby woody on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 3:32 pm

As it isn't being dis-mantled in situ could it be destined for a museum? Be nice to see this kept as somewhere in the loft I still have the old Airfix kit of her. Nice-pics.Must have been fun driving her down that High St.

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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby hedgerowops on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 3:38 pm

What a great set of image's good to see your patience rewarded.
cheers Chris
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby Unknown74 on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 4:08 pm

So it's not the Herc destined for Cosford then?
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby RickIngham on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 4:11 pm

I'm sure if it was destined for a museum they wouldn't of painted over the markings. The local papers and people I know in RAF Lyneham say it's off to be dismantled, then it's parts refurbished...

Is there a C-130K going to Cosford?
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby JohnF on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 5:39 pm

Great photos of a sad journey. Looks like it took some effort just getting it down the High Street!
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby A380FWWOW on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 6:34 pm

RickIngham wrote:I'm sure if it was destined for a museum they wouldn't of painted over the markings. The local papers and people I know in RAF Lyneham say it's off to be dismantled, then it's parts refurbished...

Is there a C-130K going to Cosford?


Yes there is a C-130K scheduled for Cosford, but we did believe that she was going to be flown in!

Great set of shots here, and thanks for sharing them :clap: :clap:
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby RickIngham on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 6:45 pm

Do you know which one? Would be nice to see XV301 given a nice home...
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby Pen Pusher on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 6:51 pm

Hercules chasing lorry cab on motorway :biggrin: :lol:

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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby RickIngham on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 7:03 pm

Thanks for the link Brian. Interesting that it says the wings are too follow. I could swear I photographed them come through a few months back...

Record shot:

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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby Benn George on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 7:38 pm

Nicely reported sad sight thow
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby danoz on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 7:55 pm

Great captures rick.Well worth the wait.
They are the wings from 305, just the tail plane left now and i believe the rest are to be broken up on base. I haven't heard about a c-130 going to Cosford? anybody shed any light?
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby coanda on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 11:44 pm

Out of interest - does anyone know why this aircraft isn't being dismantled at Lyneham? Lack of space?

As an aside - sneaky-beaky C-130K arrived back to Lyneham on three engines on Friday afternoon - hope everyone was ok.
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby hunterxf382 on Sun 09 Jan 2011, 11:56 pm

Contract for disposal being carried out by Air & Ground Aviation Ltd based at Hixon: http://www.airandground.com/ who have an interesting page specifically for the four aircraft being disposed of: http://www.surplusaircraftparts.com/c130/. The rest of the site is interesting too :smile:
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby chrisward123 on Mon 10 Jan 2011, 9:59 am

Great set of pictures, lets hope one gets preserved at Cosford!

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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby Mike Dodd on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 10:24 am

A tight squeeze in places! Sad to see 305 on her last trip,it would be nice if both a C1 and C3 make it to a museum although I suspect due to the size of the aircraft only one will end up being preserved.
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby TonyO on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 10:35 am

Nice work Rick, a sad end to a fine aircraft.

Presumably Air & Ground will have paid peanuts for these C-130s but will now have the opportunity to charge us inordinate amounts selling the spares from these machines back to the RAF to keep the other C-130Ks going!
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby Unknown74 on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 7:10 pm

Museums at a guess I can see but only if they can afford them and want them - C-130 Hercules - are - Cosford, Duxford, Elvington, Airspace at Coventry, dare I say East Fortune (don't think so), Carlise, Dumfries and Galloway, NEAM Sunderland. Just a few guesses.
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby RickIngham on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 9:27 pm

As Tony says, i've heard they want them for space 'bits' for their C1.P'. That was they can go on abit longer...
As much as i'd love to see one in a museum, it makes sense to use their parts!
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby F-86 on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 10:49 pm

Nice shots, that's quite a lump on that low loader. :clap:
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby hunterxf382 on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 4:22 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-12194519 Heads Up for anyone wanting to capture the second move....
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby RickIngham on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 5:16 pm

These pictures are on page 15 of the Gazette and Herald for anyone local :ninja:
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Re: Goodbye C-130K XV305...

Postby Sam Dodd on Fri 14 Jan 2011, 6:03 pm

Lovely pictures Rick, gutted that I haven't been able to see the 2 that have gone now. Really need to try and get one, weathers not looking too good this Sunday ... And I have work! Saw them in the paper as well, nicely done!
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