Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by EX_STAB, Jan 30, 2007.
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It's a disgrace there isn't one of these flying.
Perhaps I spoke too soon - Apparently there shold be one flying this year:
And see video
I'm up for a bit of that!
The RAF has been just a Army support arm sunce it lost its stratigic arm.
I sat in Vulcan XL391 at Blackpool and touched the white one at Woodford
Should have survived as a tanker?, Well the Victor did and still should
Any HP Victor videos?
Fantastic vid, so graceful and still looks ultra modern.
Yes, it was pretty good kit for its day - which lasted until the Polaris boats became operational. After that it was a liability and should have been scrapped. Vulcan at low level - what a joke!
Just another example of defence policy neglect by successive governments.
They normally fire up and taxi the Vulcan at Wellesborne airfield, Warwickshire once a year. Runway too short to take off and land.
Definately worth a look if you are in the area.
Done well on Red Flag a few times! Beat the yanks.
I remember it at Biggin Hill, blasting past and setting off all the car alarms
Just read book about about the raid on Stanley airport. Ripping yarn stuff!
Good book!! Made me laugh in places too... like the description of Air To Air refuelling... "like taking a running fcuk at a rolling doughnut".
And the fact that when the Vulcan was on it's bombing run the fuel in it's engines had been through 7 aircraft aleady!!!
A great book, it took 12 tankers to get 1 vulcan on target and the needed to rob bits from museum pieces to get the docking probes working
Was hosted by the Vulcan servicing wing at Akrotiri when the Sh*t hit the fan when the turks invaded. Close up, a truly awesome, elegant machine.
Had the pleasure of watching that aircraft perform during her last days 'in uniform'. My ears have never recovered!
Great news to hear that she will get into the air again this year.
Flying into cyprus many years ago in a vicy 10 saw three in formation below ,would of been a great photo . If found takeing \with any, big high jump then
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