Skip to comments.The Vulcan’s final flight?
Posted on 10/28/2010 9:20:15 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
An Historic aircraft which was Britains last line of defence in the Cold War could be grounded or sold unless its owners can raise £150,000 by the end of tomorrow.
The Vulcan, the last all-British designed and built military aircraft, was on around-the-clock standby to drop the atomic bomb on the Soviet Union during the east-west standoff.
Now the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, which displays the last flying Vulcan XH558 at air shows during the summer, needs to raise money urgently to maintain the aircraft at RAF Lyneham until Christmas.
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Bummer. The last one flying. Mebbe they’ve still got some space at the Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum annex out at Dulles, VA?
The only time the Vulcan got to drop bombs in anger was over the Falklands. Just as well, as it was designed for nuclear armageddon.
I remember being impressed with how quiet they were. Huge machine too.
One could go watch the James Bond movie Thunderball as well.
I saw it fly last year at Goodwood.
I saw that one, or one of them, right after the Falklands thing. It visited Randolph AFB along with a Harrier. It flew over our building at about treetop level.
Wow, I’ve got a photo I took of one at the Farnborough Show in 1964 or 65, together with the latest and greatest in passenger jets - the VC10 !!
A picture taken by a friend at the Southport Air Show we attended a year ago.
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