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Old 15th Aug 2022, 21:21
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Vulcan XH558 to find new home

Vulcan XH558 set to leave Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2023 - Vulcan to the Sky

So what would it take to dismantle and reassemble a Vulcan?
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 21:36
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Crash n Smash did it with the Vulcan that went to RAFM Hendon 40 years ago, but that wasn't with the intention of it ever being live again, so they chopped through the electric looms runs and cables at the joints when it was split......and that was still a huge undertaking. If its never going to be a live a/c again, why bother trying to move it, as there are plenty of dead Vulcan' already in museums?

I think the only way '558 will be leaving DSA is in bits in a load of skips.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 22:26
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Mil-26 can hoist 22 ton
Vulcan is 37 ton
4 engines is -6 tons
minus landing gear, rudder, outer wings, flaps, ailerons ?
just a tought.
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Old 15th Aug 2022, 23:02
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I think the only way '558 will be leaving DSA is in bits in a load of skips.
That much is self-evident, anything else is just wishful thinking.
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They're considering flying it.
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They're considering flying it.
They won't consider it for long when they start to do the sums.
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But remember that's how it all started before it first flew again.
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Move it to where?
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Old 16th Aug 2022, 13:01
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But remember that's how it all started before it first flew again.
Do you think it would have flown at all if the fundraisers had said the money would go towards just one final flight ?
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They could do like the Victor at Bruntingthorpe, a planned fast taxi, bit too much power and they were flying, just with the Vulcan the inadvertent hop could become a delivery flight to somewhere else, but as others have asked where would it go.
Personally the Beverley deserves a home more than another Vulcan.
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Thanks for all the replies so far.
I remember all the neih sayers who said it wouldn't fly however on this occasion I believe Rolls Royce won't underwrite the engines so flying seems to be a non starter. But never say never.

Was the Vulcan designed to be taken apart?
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Was the Vulcan designed to be taken apart?
Not in a way that would facilitate reassembly ...
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Not in a way that would facilitate reassembly ...
Sorry, disagree. Just a LOT of work if you want to reassemble as working aircraft. If your not bothered about cutting electric cables and hydraulic
systems, then it’s just work. Question is, are the original trestles still available?

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Originally Posted by sandringham1
Personally the Beverley deserves a home more than another Vulcan.
I agree. Love the Vulcan but no Beverley is worse.
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Originally Posted by Jackjones1
Move it to where?
Still no suggestion as to where it might land....?!!!!
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Originally Posted by common toad
Sorry, disagree. Just a LOT of work if you want to reassemble as working aircraft. If your not bothered about cutting electric cables and hydraulic systems, then itís just work. Question is, are the original trestles still available?
Hmmmm.



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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
Hmmmm.

How did they take apart and reassemble the Hendon Vulcan? Presumably it can be done to at least look whole again? Although this explains why there are so many dangling bits in the bomb bay.
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As an aside. In the event the Vulcan has to be chopped I wonder if it would make a good exploded view exhibit much like the Liverpool U-Boat?
We never really get to see inside these aircraft.
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear
Mil-26 can hoist 22 ton
Vulcan is 37 ton
4 engines is -6 tons
minus landing gear, rudder, outer wings, flaps, ailerons ?
just a tought.
And the extra load from the downdraft hitting that massive delta wing planform.....?

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Still no suggestion as to where it might land....?!!!!
Not an answer, but Elvington have said it won't be them.
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