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Posted: 10/29/2004 1:09:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:12:32 PM EST
I remember during the Falklands War the Brits sent a couple of those things down there to bomb airfields. IIRC they were considered obsolete even back then!
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:19:19 PM EST
If you owned some land, that could be converted to a sweet condo!


Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:20:22 PM EST
If I had the money, I'd buy it and live out some of my James Bond fantasies.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:29:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:40:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 1:44:35 PM EST
Lucas Electric was nicknamed "Prince of Darkness" by English car owners.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:10:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:19:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 2:21:01 PM EST by CAMPYBOB]
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:36:33 PM EST
Lucas Electrics… the Reason I only buy German or Japanese cars now… I like electrics that work in the wet!

ANdy

FWIW the Vulcan was actually a very capable warbird! It had a very low Radar cross section by virtue of it's flying wing planform, it was very agile… they could be looped and barrel rolled with ease, and they could go supersonic in a shallow dive.

They sometimes operated out of RNAS Deadalus a few mile from my home in the 70's. They could get wheels up in 400yds with a 50 degree climb angle… very impressive for such a big plane.!





Link Posted: 10/29/2004 2:40:43 PM EST
I bet we could afford a group buy for this one...
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:19:51 PM EST
A cool looking aeroplane. Probably the largest delta wing to ever fly. Obsolete my ass, they could still be operational if the budget was there.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:23:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
nigel and heath prepare to go over their pre-fligh checklist as they taxi their sopwith-avro hawker tornado down the runway at dorchester rafb...





Mind if I copy that and send it to a couple people CB? Absolutly priceless...
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:30:54 PM EST
How'd you like to be stuck in this cockpit for a non-stop round trip
flight to the Falklands?

More cool pics at the site.
Vulcans and other British Cold War A/C

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:32:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 3:33:19 PM EST by Evil_Ed]

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
How'd you like to be stuck in this cockpit for a non-stop round trip
flight to the Falklands?



WHAT??? NO DVD PLAYER?

At least they have cupholders in the console on the right

Edited because it was the other right...
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:40:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
How'd you like to be stuck in this cockpit for a non-stop round trip
flight to the Falklands?

More cool pics at the site.
Vulcans and other British Cold War A/C

www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/vulcan/full/col98a20.jpg


A Vulcan's front office is VERY tight! It was originally designed for a single pilot, but the RAF decided at the last minute they wanted two pilots. The Nav-Bomb-ECM guys downstairs have it a little better, but not much. I know this because I've spent some time crawling through XM606.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:28:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 4:28:58 PM EST by vito113]

Originally Posted By MiG-21:

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
How'd you like to be stuck in this cockpit for a non-stop round trip
flight to the Falklands?

More cool pics at the site.
Vulcans and other British Cold War A/C

www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/vulcan/full/col98a20.jpg


A Vulcan's front office is VERY tight! It was originally designed for a single pilot, but the RAF decided at the last minute they wanted two pilots. The Nav-Bomb-ECM guys downstairs have it a little better, but not much. I know this because I've spent some time crawling through XM606.



They may have more room 'downstairs' but IIRC no one ever managed to sucessfully bail out from the lower deck in all the crashes from various causes… no ejection seats… bad idea in a jet that usually operated at 250 feet and 600knots

Andy
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:28:42 PM EST
Group buy ???????????
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:34:20 PM EST
Kickass plane it is!







Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:51:20 PM EST
If that plane were a woman her description would be

"Legs up to her throat"

Georgeous aircraft. Saw one fly at a DC airshow in 1970, will never forget it.
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