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Inside XM655

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:38 pm
by Ramshornvortex
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

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:56 pm
by Jigsaw
Brilliant. Love this 360 stuff :ymapplause:

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:55 pm
by Ramshornvortex
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

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:32 pm
by Xplumberlives
Thanks Charles VERY nice, looking forward to a few more 1000 pounders and some ARMING VANES! :-o

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:09 pm
by Ramshornvortex
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:

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:12 pm
by Xplumberlives
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:

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:02 pm
by Sooty655
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. :)) :))

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:36 pm
by Xplumberlives
No I hadn't noticed that, I just like the bombs! :D

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:42 am
by Bovril
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 :)

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:03 am
by Dan4th
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.....

Danf.

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:12 am
by Xplumberlives
Thanks Roger ;)

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:58 pm
by Nickolas
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........

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:38 pm
by Hungry Haggis
Both links above just go to the site home page .In both IE 8 & 9 as well as Firefox

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:43 pm
by Sooty655
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. :(

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:45 pm
by WaddoVet
There's also a link to the 360deg. views form the XM655 website:

http://xm655.com/visits.php

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:01 pm
by Ramshornvortex
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}

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:10 pm
by Hungry Haggis
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.

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:39 pm
by Rrr700
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

Richard

Re: Inside XM655

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:41 pm
by Ray C
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: