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Waldo.Pepper
08-28-2009, 01:24 PM
This was posted to abpa the other day. Not taken by myself nor photoshopped in any way.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/WaldoPepper/book/XH558_eclipse.jpg

Not my era of aircraft but still such artwork deserves to be seen.

Mr_Zooly
08-28-2009, 01:46 PM
Seeing a Vulcan is one thing, hearing/feeling one is another thing altogether. Nice pic though, thanks for sharing.

KRISTORF
08-28-2009, 01:56 PM
Ayyy, hearing is beleiving, beautiful A/C

Rwulf__68
08-28-2009, 04:08 PM
12th September is the day I'm looking forward to this year

http://www.airshow.co.uk/flying

RAF_OldBuzzard
08-28-2009, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
Seeing a Vulcan is one thing, hearing/feeling one is another thing altogether. Nice pic though, thanks for sharing.

That is definately true. There are no words to truely describe the sound of the Vulcan. It has to be experienced.

I had the privilage of seeing the Vulcan at the 1976 (yeah, I'm old) Dayton Air Fair. I still remember the sound, and the way that your whole body FELT it. The very first pass was the best. It came in from right to left, and was virtually silent. Almost like a ghost. Then as it got right to the center of the flight line, the pilot pulled up into a climbing right turn, whilst 'pouring the coal' to the engines. The earth shook, your body vibrated...it was almost orgasmic. I was totally unprepared for that.

Choctaw111
08-28-2009, 04:44 PM
Without looking it up, how fast does this thing go?

Scolar
08-28-2009, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
Without looking it up, how fast does this thing go?

Fast enough to escape a nuclear shockwave! I am sure I read something saying they would have flown very low to the ground on a nuclear bombing run before pulling up like stink

danjama
08-28-2009, 05:35 PM
I was hoping for a video.

One of my first airshow memories was watching a Vulcan and crying at the sound.

VMF-214_HaVoK
08-28-2009, 05:56 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/vid...t-of-the-vulcan_news (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2pkm0_last-flight-of-the-vulcan_news)

Last flight of the Vulcan

KRISTORF
08-29-2009, 12:03 AM
Choc,
The Vulcan wasn't about speed, it was designed in the 1940's and served into the 90's, amazing A/C.

It was originally used for high level strikes, but with missile and fighter technology overtaking it the RAF changed to ultra low level stuff.


On the old Red Flag exercises out in the US deserts American personnel used to be amazed at how low these things flew, sometimes coming back with tree branches hanging off them. (The plane, not the Yanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )


The pilot who flew on 'Black Buck 1' (the bombing raid on the Falklands in 1982) flew down the Grand Canyon below the lip level just to see if he could, amazing in something this big.

x6BL_Brando
08-29-2009, 03:14 AM
I saw this only the other day, flying at the Dawlish Air Show (Devon UK) in formation with nine Hawks flown by the Red Arrows. The display was very impressive.

B

KRISTORF
08-29-2009, 02:42 PM
That is definately true. There are no words to truely describe the sound of the Vulcan. It has to be experienced.



I used to live near a Vulcan Airbase (RAF Waddington, Lincoln) and when they did a 'Vulcan Scramble' the noise and vibration was so great things used to bounce along shelves and tables.

Absolutally awesome and a sight to behold.

Speedfellow
08-31-2009, 05:23 AM
Amazing aircraft, managed to get some video footage of it last weekend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxHnrryTN0c