|Quoting Madaboutdeltic (Reply 12):|
now these are a beast of a four engined prop
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i remember seeing these at stansted in the early 80s.
Had totally forgot about Heavylift, with their Belfast's and Hercules', remember spotting these in the late 70's early 80's, when Stansted was a darn sight smaller and quieter than it is now, when the terminal was a long shed and freight ruled!.
My Fav 4 engine prop has got to be either the Constellation or the C130, the Constellation, beauty personified, with the 3 tails and the sleek lines. The Hercules, the ugly duckling that stayed ugly, but, developed a roar, a distinct following and a dependability that swayed many a Government.
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