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Bucc Tanking a Tristar

Old 26th Feb 2011, 11:51
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Bucc Tanking a Tristar

Can anyone please supply a photo of this legendary event? There use to be one on the the wall at ETPS

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Old 26th Feb 2011, 13:05
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http://www.pprune.org/military-aircr...tanking-2.html

Check out this previous thread - you may get a lead from the replies last time round
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 14:48
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I am pretty sure there used to be one in the 101 Sqn crewroom. But that was when they were south-side at BZN. It my have been lost or damaged with their continual north-side, south-side shuffling in recent years.
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 17:29
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Roly, that was an RNZAF A-4 refuelling the TriStar:


The same A-4 also refuelled the VC10K from which the photo was taken. There was also a VHS tape of the session, which the boss kept under lock and key and would never let it out of his sight.

One day he let us watch it with him, but was called away by his PA.....

The instant he left the crewroom, we quickly set up the squadron portable videorecorder, made a tape-to-tape transfer, then disconnected everything and were a picture of complete innocence by the time the boss came back - he never suspected a thing....

I managed to transfer the tape to DVD 7 years ago; so here is the view from the VC10K shortly before the deed was done:


Sorry, Jim! But you should really have known better than to have left the tape with us, even for just the few minutes you were out of the crewroom...
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Old 26th Feb 2011, 20:41
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I don't have a print, but the photo is reproduced in Graham Pitchfork's excellent book "The Buccaneers"
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 11:33
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I have the photo just scanned from the aforementioned excellent book and ready to upload but haven't the foggiest how to do that. When I try to insert it as an image associating it to a Picasa URL nothing appears in the Preview page!



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Old 27th Feb 2011, 19:03
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Many thanks, airpolice, for your assistance.

Not the best quality image, I'm afraid, but scanned from the aforementioned excellent book by Graham Pitchfork.

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Old 27th Feb 2011, 19:29
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Fantastic photo
[wind up]Cough, photoshop, cough[/wind up]
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 19:29
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Brilliant!
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 19:42
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It's quite real and dates from before the days of Photoshop.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 20:35
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But why?

Why is a Bucc refuelling the Tristar?
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 20:37
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Because it can.
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 20:40
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I walked into that I suppose. Anyone care to elaborate
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 21:48
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Anyone care to elaborate
Because it was there....
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Old 27th Feb 2011, 21:56
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ORAC, I hereby award you this weeks' prize for wit.
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 11:10
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Not wit but in the spirit of the time which has, sadly, appear to have disappeared. Another instance to my knowledge was Sea Vixen to Valiant.
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 11:35
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Thought you might like this Scimitar to Buccaneer http://usera.ImageCave.com/scouse/80...66_(25)(2).jpg
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AF http://usera.ImageCave.com/scouse/Co...uggedin(1).jpg
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 13:31
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Gem, you might need to explain to the less-IT-savvy contributors the significance of putting stuff in square brackets with a forward slash. FWIW, I larfed.

BEagle, having seen another vid - is there any reason why the Tristar wasn't barrel-rolling while plugged-in?
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Old 28th Feb 2011, 14:23
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