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Postby Avro683 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:24 pm

Rumor has it she is to be scrapped in April!!
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Re: XM603

Postby Mayfly » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:46 pm

I did read somewhere that the TVOC guys had been removing bits recently but don't know if thats true - I would have thought by now they would have got what they want.

Shame but we all knew 603s life was coming to an end. :(
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Re: XM603

Postby Sploosher » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:37 pm

Mayfly wrote:I did read somewhere that the TVOC guys had been removing bits recently but don't know if thats true - I would have thought by now they would have got what they want.

Shame but we all knew 603s life was coming to an end. :(


I think its disgusting how they let her get in that state in the first place...........
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Re: XM603

Postby Bovril » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:45 pm

she may go, but some of here will live on in other vulcans
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Re: XM603

Postby Nickolas » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:34 pm

I understand that the cockpit/nose section is to be salvaged. :)
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Re: XM603

Postby Minty4371 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:13 pm

Any new news on XM603? Is it still in one piece or lots of bits.
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Re: XM603

Postby Mayfly » Mon May 02, 2011 6:29 pm

Photos I saw from about 10 days showed her still in one piece.
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Re: XM603

Postby Sooty655 » Mon May 02, 2011 10:24 pm

Rumour has it she is safe until mid-year. ;)
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Re: XM603

Postby Roving » Thu May 05, 2011 9:21 am

Found these pics on the internet, from 1995, 1999, 2007 and march last year

http://www.edendale.co.uk/ANW/WFD.XM603.3.html

She doesn't look healthy, yet she somehow only looks dirty. But after 30 odd years outside, i wonder how structurally intact that airframe is?


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Re: XM603

Postby Mayfly » Thu May 05, 2011 10:05 am

Not very from what I've heard. I think the MaPS Guys will be able to tell you more as they had some bits off her in the not too distant past.
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Re: XM603

Postby Roving » Thu May 05, 2011 10:36 am

:( its such a shame she is soon to be no more. Its also sad that the only vulcan preserved in the anti-flash white is now leaving us, imagine XH558 flying with no re-fueling probe, and in the anti-flash white. She would look splendid. 603 was nearly airworthy apparently to in the 90's, but now she isn't even fit for static display :(
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Re: XM603

Postby Bovril » Thu May 05, 2011 10:54 am

i dont like the anti flash, its quite boring..

as for the aircraft, when we last visited, I had to move the trailing edges from some of the elevons as they where failling off :(



Roving wrote::( its such a shame she is soon to be no more. Its also sad that the only vulcan preserved in the anti-flash white is now leaving us, imagine XH558 flying with no re-fueling probe, and in the anti-flash white. She would look splendid. 603 was nearly airworthy apparently to in the 90's, but now she isn't even fit for static display :(
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Re: XM603

Postby Roving » Thu May 05, 2011 1:45 pm

I prefer the camouflage but it would be different to see it in white. And that doesn't sound good, sounds like shes crumbling away.
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Re: XM603

Postby Tonka 71 » Thu May 12, 2011 5:48 pm

It's a crying shame the way she's been left to rot, by the very firm that produced this wonderful aircraft. It was a true icon in it's day.. :( :(
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Re: XM603

Postby Roving » Mon May 23, 2011 10:11 pm

It is a shame, a big loss for aviation preservation... :(
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Re: XM603

Postby Skudupnorth » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:44 pm

Woodford officially closed yesterday so it cannot be long now for the old girl :(
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