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Enormous £50million US Air Force special mission aircraft spotted flying over England


The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules was seen flying from the east of England and down over London on Monday morning. It is understood to be worth roughly $61million. This equates to around £50million.

The US plane took off from the RAF Mildenhall station shortly after 9am.

This is located in Suffolk and, despite its status as an RAF base, primarily supports US Air Force operations.

It was used for operational combat missions by Bomber Command during the Second World II, until 1945.

RAF Mildenhall has been a key station for the US since the 1950s.

In 2015, it was suggested the US would move its operations to Germany and elsewhere in the UK.

It was later confirmed, in 2020, the relocations would no longer take place.

According to the station’s official website, RAF Mildenhall, together with its sister base RAF Lakenheath, has the largest US Air Force presence in the UK.

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