Buccaneer S.2 XV168 delivery

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Buccaneer S.2 XV168 delivery

Postby Blue_2 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:54 am

Thought I'd share some pics from the arrival, seems more appropriate to put them here than to dilute our Victor 231 thread any further.
After being delayed leaving Brough due to numpties not understanding the words 'no parking', she finally arrived at her new home around lunchtime. First sighting. Didn't know wings were an optional extra when spec'ing a MAN TGA tractor unit!
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Turning onto the Airfield industrial estate
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Within sight of her new home
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She then went onto the airfield in order to turn and get a straight run into the museum, through the access where Lindy and the Nimrod park. Here she says hi to the Nimrod, who's parked on the QRA pan
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Final run in to the museum.
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Stopping to greet her 2 sisters already in residence
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Before heading off round the back of the hangar to be offloaded.The TBAG guys soon had her hooked up to the waiting crane. Here she takes to the air once more
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Demonstrating the Bucc's fabled low level manouvreability!
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Coming down onto the jacks
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Hyd rig and trolley acc on, time to drop the gear
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And by close of play yesterday she was sat on her gear and the wings were folded down. Looking forward to seeing her lined up with these 2!
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Re: Buccaneer S.2 XV168 delivery

Postby Aceyone » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:11 pm

Great stuff,cheers :ymapplause:
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Re: Buccaneer S.2 XV168 delivery

Postby Dan4th » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:31 pm

I Agree :ymapplause:

Thanks for the great set
of shots, Mister Blue :D

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Re: Buccaneer S.2 XV168 delivery

Postby Sploosher » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:46 am

thanks for posting those pics Graham.......................looking forward to seeing all 3 in a row :D
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Re: Buccaneer S.2 XV168 delivery

Postby Crew chief » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:05 am

Helped with the transportation of one of the raspberry ripple Bucc's from West Freugh to Wellesbourne many years ago. We had to remove the wings and tail and fit it into a frame and then twist it round about 30 degrees from horizontal to meet the width restriction's imposed at the time. It was a good Bucc only flown about 1000hrs finally went down to South Africa.


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