Done well on Red Flag a few times! Beat the yanks.Vasco said: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.
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 workingHVM_Boy said:Vulcan 607
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!!!
Thanks for posting that. A very interesting read.AlienFTM said:About mid-day on 7 January 1971 I was in an English Lesson at Northlea Grammar School in Seaham. At end of lesson, we all returned to out own classrooms. There we found the whole class sat staring out of the window, speechless, because they had just watch this happen:
Note how it landed between the village and the primary school.