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Government Liquidation next week plans to auction off an initial batch of Vietnam-era Air Force C-5 Galaxy engines, totaling more than 87,000 pounds of scrap metal. Government Liquidation — which operates as the federal unit of District-based Liquidity Services — is keeping the engines at Fort Meade, where winning bidders will scrap them on site. The company could end up selling off as many as 100 of the engines, which measure 8 feet tall, 26 feet long and 8.5 feet wide. On Dec. 14, Government Liquidation will start accepting bids for the first batch of eight online. The engines will be auctioned in groups of eight to a dozen; bidding for each batch starts at $150

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