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14th June 2016


Network Rail

Market leading lifting solutions company, Ainscough Crane Hire was on hand to help with the assembly of a Eurofighter Typhoon Horse Guards Parade.

The twin-engine Eurofighter weighs 11,000 kg and has a wingspan of 11 m. It was lifted into position by Liebherr LTM 1055.

The full sized replica Eurofighter has been installed to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and as part of a bid to ensure that significance of the force is not lost on today’s generation.

The advanced combat aircraft, which costs £126m, was among a host of planes, including a First World War Sopwith Snipe and a Second World War Spitfire Mk XVI that were lowered into position by Ainscough Crane Hire.

The RAF celebrates 100 years protecting the nation in 2018 and the display has been arranged by the RAF Museum to raise awareness of the contribution that the force has made to the country. It is part of a wider fundraising campaign by the museum to refurbish its North London site.

Depot manager at Ainscough’s West London depot Colin Day said: “Working with our partners and the museum, has been an interesting project for the Ainscough team.”

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