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Bucc Tanking a Tristar

Old 28th Feb 2011, 20:16
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It's quite real and dates from before the days of Photoshop.
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 20:34
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Did the Tristar report any problems with its number 2 engine, or was it turned down to flight idle? Doubt it was very happy with Spey jetwash...

Don't doubt the picture mind!
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 21:05
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david parry,

A Warning.

The site where you have stored your picture of the Valiant refueling from the Sea Vixen has been flagged as not trustworthy by the Web of Trust software that I use.

I worked on XD858 many times during my 4+ years on 214 and I remember the original photo being pinned up on the notice board. There were 'balloons' quickly stuck on it saying things like 'Don't suck too hard!'
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 07:46
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I've always preferred multiple plug-ins...

Scimitar trying to plug into A-3 Skywarrior plugged into A-4 Skyhawk plugged into Sea Vixen... observed by voyeuristic F-8 Crusader:





F-100, F-101, & RB-66 plugged into KB-50 at the same time:

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Old 1st Mar 2011, 14:03
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The AD-6 Skyraider was also used as an effective tanker..got photos of it refuelling Scimitar,Crusader,Skyray, Demon...
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 17:57
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When the Scimitar's full, he goes up to the front... You could stay up for ever like that.
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Old 1st Mar 2011, 21:22
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 11:31
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Or if you could get enough of them to fly in a big circle, MC Escher would have loved it!

http://www.mcescher.com/Gallery/recogn-bmp/LW435.jpg

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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 11:44
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When the Scimitar's full, he goes up to the front... You could stay up for ever like that.
That is funny. OK - it's immediately ridiculous so why did I think twice. Strange.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 13:53
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I can corroborate the Buccaneer vs the Tristar event... I was in the Tristar (ZD950)!!!!! The date was the 7th of July 1988.

The occasion was the (RAF) retirement of one of our TPs (Sqn Ldr Robin Tydeman) and that after completing the planned flight trial (and Air Test) we'd arranged for the Buccaneer to arrive on-scene for a dry contact. We subsequently delivered the aircraft back to Cambridge for further modifications.

The only issue was that the bow-wave, created by the Tristar, was forcing the Buccaneer to climb.

Happy days...
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 14:07
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...and photo taken from a.....????? Just to tidy up loose ends.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 14:18
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Well I was in the Valiant, 16 April 1962. Tiny Matthews did the dirty deed. Was it really 39 years ago! No idea who took the photo.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 15:39
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Try 49 years ago. No wonder it feels longer than 39 years.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 19:04
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Algy,

...and photo taken from a.....????? Just to tidy up loose ends.
According to GRP's 'The Buccaneer' the photo is 'MOD/Crown Copyright' so I guess it was from another Buccaneer!

What!!! MOD/Crown Copyright!!!! Aah Buggar!!!!!

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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 20:51
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Thanks catsfive, I am now at an age where 10 years either way do'nt seem to matter. I got over 1100 prods in my time but just watching that one was the most frightening.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 23:22
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...and photo taken from a.....????? Just to tidy up loose ends.
The "chase aircraft" was a RAF Hawk... the photographer remains an existing employee of QinetiQ (formerly DERA) at Boscombe Down.

Despite the copyright... I do have a copy of the photo!

http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/a.../Tankerduo.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 23:27
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Not a digital image...
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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 07:57
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airpolice,

I was only teasing, you didn't need to remove it. There are plenty of copies of it around. GRP had permission to publish and, as long as you credit it, so do you/I.

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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 10:13
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Just occurred to me - when jet a/c are being refuelled from a piston engined tanker (see Greenknight's pic of the KB50) I assume the receivers are then flying on Avgas (or equivalent). Was this a problem?
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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 10:32
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Well, the Shacklebomber MR3phase3 used Avgas in its auxiliary Viper turbojets.... But perhaps there were specific tanks for the receiver's fuel - as (I think) in the KC-135Q used to refuel the SR-71A?

On the subject of multiple refuelling:


Convair Tradewind refuelling 4 Grumman Cougars. The Tradewind had turboprop engines, so at least fuel type was one less worry!
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