Avro Vulcan XL361

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Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Avro683 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:55 pm

Poor old 361 could do with a repaint and a whiff of nitrogen in her tires...
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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Mayfly » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:06 pm

DT flew her last display at Goose - IIRC someone else took her out as DT was already in the US but he displayed her on her final flight.
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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:37 pm

She does look like a bit of tlc is in order :(
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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Mayfly » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:47 pm

After 30 years or so I would have expected her to look a lot worse! look at poor old 603, although seeing 607 close up looks from a distance can be deceiving. :(
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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Crew chief » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:50 pm

She looks to be in reasonable condition in the pics, i've seen worse 655 was in a poor state some years ago and 603 is probably in the worse condition out of what remains of the fleet.

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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Bovril » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:22 pm

i think of the fleet the worst is....

sunderland, followed by carlise and then woodford....

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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Avro683 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:56 pm

Carlisle is hardly in worse condition as you suggest.. having a repaint of sorts and also very tidy inside.. shes in the top 5 in my books.
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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Bovril » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:04 pm

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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Ramshornvortex » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:19 pm

Avro683 wrote:Carlisle is hardly in worse condition as you suggest.. having a repaint of sorts and also very tidy inside.. shes in the top 5 in my books.


It would be interesting to hear the rest of your 'top 5' please......
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Re: Avro Vulcan XL361

Postby Avro683 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:04 am

Those are the first detail pics i have seen of her so apologies she needs some remediation..
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