A pictorial history of Sparrows International Crane Hire
A pictorial history of Sparrows International Crane Hire
Sparrows Demag TC4000 was capable off loading the Shuttle on to the Boeing 747 aircraft in a single lift.
Alf and Frank met Lockheed engineers at NASA Cape Kennedy to discuss the loading of the Shuttle spacecraft onto the top of a Boeing 747 jet in case of an emergency landing by the space craft.
Frank standing in one of the eight tracks of the shuttle carrier, the carrier was designed and built by The Marion Shovel Company (Later Caterpillar)
The Transporter weighs 2,721 tonnes and has eight tracks all controlled from one consul.

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Frank at the control console of the shuttle carrier at NASA, Cape Kennedy, a very privileged seat
The transporter carrying the Shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad.
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