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Just a little something for you ex Buccaneer and Frightning folk

Old 3rd Sep 2018, 18:58
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Just a little something for you ex Buccaneer and Frightning folk

I won't tell you how wet I got, even my wet was wet.........


Buccaneer by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Lightning strikes by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Lightning by Tony Taylor, on Flickr

I thought hobbies were supposed to be fun AND dry....
Bigger versions on Flickr if you want them.
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Bet The Bucc guys were happy they didn't have to fly! Spent many happy hours (pre-HAS days) watching the water draining into the side panels after a rainy crew-in, and waiting for something to fail!
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Magnificent photos of TWO great British ALL weather aircraft. Thanks NutLoose.
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Superb photographs that remind me of my ATC tours at Coltishall in the last year of 226 Lightning OCU and later at Lossiemouth with 12 Sqn, 208 Sqn and 226 Jaguar OCU - such happy days!
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What is it with Bruntingthorpe, I have been twice and got a soaking. Worth the trip though. well reccomended to anybody who has OM15/OF4 or OX38 running through their system.
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Originally Posted by Treble one View Post
Magnificent photos of TWO great British ALL weather aircraft. Thanks NutLoose.
THREE....?
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Looks like 15-10-10 not 45-25-25! Great pictures VMT.
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Originally Posted by hanfimar View Post
THREE....?
I missed the Mighty Hunter in the background dribbling over the Buccaneer-Apologies-and quite correct
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 17:35
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Looks like 15-10-10 not 45-25-25! Great pictures VMT.
Take off config! But you knew that 45-25-25, you were just trying to get your pseudonym in twice.

There is a very good piece, by Ollie Suckling, in the Haynes Buccaneer Manual where, as a non-Buccaneer pilot, he explains his process from strap-in to 'take-off' and subsequent braking!

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Old 6th Sep 2018, 10:36
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I was on 16 at Laarbruch during the transition time from parking the Buccs outside or in the Hangar overnight to parking them in the HAS’s – not allowed to call them Hangarettes! There were times when the Aircraft had to fly in weather you experienced Nutloose. However, after being parked outside in such conditions and as taxying commenced, there were a couple of occasions the weather gave rise to the sight of a uniform spray coming out all along the slits from the leading edges slats as ‘blow’ (BLC) was selected on. Looked really good for the short time it lasted.
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Originally Posted by hanfimar View Post
THREE....?
GREAT...?

(I kid, I kid!)

Love the first photo Nutty, just beautiful.
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 12:05
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Make that four


VC10 by Tony Taylor, on Flickr



Thanks all, from another day


Buccaneers return by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Buccaneers Bruntingthorpe trio by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Buccaneers Bruntingthorpe 2012 by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Lightning Bruntingthorpe 2010 by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


Lightning 2010 Bruntingthorpe by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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And a couple to make our colonials feel better


Sally B Flying by Tony Taylor, on Flickr


P-51D duo by Tony Taylor, on Flickr

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Bet The Bucc guys were happy they didn't have to fly! Spent many happy hours (pre-HAS days) watching the water draining into the side panels after a rainy crew-in, and waiting for something to fail!
It was usually the ILS box, which was normally declared "S' after a couple of hours on the radiator in the line hut.
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It was a bit drier in here...

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Maybe so, but at least the rest had Rudders on them
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Forgot the Navy types


Buccaneer 020 roll by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
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<80 knots, no rudder required...
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Classic Aircraft

I have tremendous respect for these all British aircraft; incredible performance, even today. I have to confess as I kid, I thought the Buccaneer was as about as sleek and attractive as a roughed up parrott. When I first looked at it again not that long ago it instantly reminded me of a pregnant penguin. "They should have called it Frankenstein" I used to think. But having learned more of its performance and read a few stories of its exploits and capability I have nothing but admiration for what it did in its day. I would love to hear any accounts of what it was really like to fly and of its performance.

The Lightning just takes your breath away looking at it; stunning performance.

A great site for aircraft pics is https://www.airliners.net/ - great variety and quality pics.

19 pages of hi-res Buccaneer pics here: https://www.airliners.net/search?key...egory=9&page=1

31 pages of hi-res Lightning pics here: https://www.airliners.net/search?key...tric+Lightning
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Brilliant picture's Nut and worth a soaking to get, say's he from the warmth of Australia.
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