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Death of a Victor gate guard

Old 17th Feb 2021, 20:35
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Death of a Victor gate guard

Time-lapse video shows RAF bomber being dismantled https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-56104311
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Old 17th Feb 2021, 22:28
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A fine machine from Freds Shed, the real star of Black Buck.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 11:08
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World's first supersonic bomber; just think of the money the yanks spent developing the B58 which had a much shorter in service life.
Wonder how loud the 'boom' was compared to Concorde.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 11:22
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I know she had to go, but filming it seems to border on the pornographic.
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I have to agree that it seems a bit rude, but I was surprised at how the airframe was sectioned and carried away. It looked neater and more respectable than just scrapping it into unrecognisable flakes of aluminium.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 15:53
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more respectable than just scrapping it into unrecognisable flakes of aluminium.
That comes later.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 17:00
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World's first supersonic bomber; just think of the money the yanks spent developing the B58 which had a much shorter in service life.
Wonder how loud the 'boom' was compared to Concorde.
The aircraft went supersonic in a dive and was noted for the first person to go supersonic while facing backwards.
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Old 18th Feb 2021, 19:21
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Maybe it was carefully separated to be a useful spares source for the few surviving HP Victor and the cockpit section a possible restoration project?
Fingers and toes crossed!
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