The 6t decommissioned missile and launcher were installed on the Hayward Gallery terrace in central London, as part of the gallery’s Cold War history exhibition.

The six-axle crane, supplied by City Lifting, installed the 3.7t launcher followed by the 2.3t missile at a radius of 64m, in restricted space.

Trevor Jepson, managing director at City Lifting, said: "The missile looked very impressive on its launcher when lit up at night on the South Bank — quite intimidating, pointing towards the City. The long reach and high capacity of the Grove GMK6300L makes it ideal for carrying valuable cargo in tight spaces in central London, and this is one of many jobs in the city where this crane has proven good performance and versatility."