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LTNman 17th Feb 2021 19:35

Death of a Victor gate guard
 
Time-lapse video shows RAF bomber being dismantled https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-56104311

POBJOY 17th Feb 2021 21:28

A fine machine from Freds Shed, the real star of Black Buck.

chevvron 18th Feb 2021 10:08

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.

Herod 18th Feb 2021 10:22

I know she had to go, but filming it seems to border on the pornographic.

Jhieminga 18th Feb 2021 11:04

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.

Fareastdriver 18th Feb 2021 14:53


more respectable than just scrapping it into unrecognisable flakes of aluminium.
That comes later.

LTNman 18th Feb 2021 16:00


Originally Posted by chevvron (Post 10992780)
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.

Preon 18th Feb 2021 18:21

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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