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Inside XM655

Postby Ramshornvortex » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:38 pm

Here is one of those clever 360 degree photos - this time up at the front of the cockpit in XM655....

Click for the full monty....

http://www.i360uk.com/hosting/xm655/vulcan_v2.html
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Jigsaw » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:56 pm

Brilliant. Love this 360 stuff :ymapplause:
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Ramshornvortex » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Tony Jauncy, from i360UK, came to Wellesbourne again yesterday armed with his fancy 360 degree camera kit. He has now added six other 360 images of XM655 (the menu is at the top left of the image).

Enjoy the tour of the cockpit from between the pilots seats, two different positions at the rear crew stations, the prone bomb aiming position, and finally three different views in the bomb bay

Any purists among you will notice that some of the Navigation Bombing Computer kit has been disturbed - it is in the process of being worked on by our bomb bay flying former fairy, Len.... :p

You'll also see that we have only four 1,000lb bombs on the seven-store carrier - sorry about that, we haven't rearmed since our last sortie! :ymdevil:

Here's the updated link: http://www.i360uk.com/hosting/xm655/vulcan_v2.html
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:32 pm

Thanks Charles VERY nice, looking forward to a few more 1000 pounders and some ARMING VANES! :-o
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Ramshornvortex » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:09 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:Thanks Charles VERY nice, looking forward to a few more 1000 pounders and some ARMING VANES! :-o


Well spotted Mr Plumber.... Portsmouth Aviation have just supplied us with seven arming vanes as it happens....all we need now is some bluetack to attach them :ymdevil:
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:12 pm

Lovely jubbly! :D




Now to find a tame carpenter to manufacture another two VSSCs and Dave can then knock up another 14 Bombs for the full effect! :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:02 pm

The even more eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that we now have a Periscopic Sextant case in its mounting under the port side of the pilots floor near the ladder. What you can't see is the Periscopic Sextant inside the case.

All we have to do now is persuade the ports in the top of the cabin to open and figure out how the sextant actually works, and we will be able to confirm that XM655 really is at Wellesbourne. :)) :))
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:36 pm

No I hadn't noticed that, I just like the bombs! :D
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Bovril » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:42 am

Xplumberlives wrote:No I hadn't noticed that, I just like the bombs! :D



just for you :)

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the backing plate is a prototype and will be replaced with a nice stainless steel disc to match the other parts
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now just waiting for the vanes to arrive :)
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Dan4th » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:03 am

Bovril, you and XP need to get together
sometime for a little explosive fun!

Invite Mayfly, too, she was an armourer
as well!

Heck, my Dad was an armourer back in
WWII on B-17s!

Can't invite him, though....

Nice pics, BTW.....

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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:12 am

Thanks Roger ;)
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Nickolas » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:58 pm

Sooty655 wrote:The even more eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that we now have a Periscopic Sextant case in its mounting under the port side of the pilots floor near the ladder. What you can't see is the Periscopic Sextant inside the case.

All we have to do now is persuade the ports in the top of the cabin to open and figure out how the sextant actually works, and we will be able to confirm that XM655 really is at Wellesbourne. :)) :))


With the recent weather, having a working periscope might not be such a bad idea........
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Hungry Haggis » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:38 pm

Both links above just go to the site home page .In both IE 8 & 9 as well as Firefox
http://www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/s ... ancer.aspx . 2018 is not my favourite year at all
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:43 pm

Hungry Haggis wrote:Both links above just go to the site home page .In both IE 8 & 9 as well as Firefox

I think the problem is at their end ~ the links used to work ok. :(
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby WaddoVet » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:45 pm

There's also a link to the 360deg. views form the XM655 website:

http://xm655.com/visits.php
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Ramshornvortex » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:01 pm

Sooty655 wrote:
Hungry Haggis wrote:Both links above just go to the site home page .In both IE 8 & 9 as well as Firefox

I think the problem is at their end ~ the links used to work ok. :(


I've updated the link in my third post above - it now works okay. I can't edit the first post though - can you do it Eric? {Done}
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Hungry Haggis » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:10 pm

Works now knew it had to be something simple (less cheek you lot ) =)) .This reminds me I must get along to have a look at the NEAM Vulcan again soon.
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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Rrr700 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:39 pm

In a previous life I did some Vulcan images. Now retired but you'll find some of there here (please give the page a few seconds to load):

http://lakestore.co.uk

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Re: Inside XM655

Postby Ray C » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:41 pm

Excellent....you clever man, I woulden't know where to start in order to produce
such creative shots....I hope you earned lots of money to retire.... :ymapplause:
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