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  • PSA: Guy Martin and the Vulcan Bomber
  • andyl
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    Just pointed that out to the OH 😀

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    Ahhh….Baws….. Just realised, I unplugged the sky box before coming on holiday….

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    Has my computer gone potty? I seem to be stuck in a loop about “primary targets”.

    They’re after you Harry!

    mt
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    well its all a bit scary this. what a way to go in the back seats. Great programme so far.

    I saw a Vulcan crash in 1971.

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    When I turned 23, I had all the responsibility of living at home 😯

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    Ha, anyone see that, he was wearing a pair of 5-10s as he climbed into the aircraft.

    We asked the RAF if there was an aircraft in the area to have a look….they scrambled a Spitfire.

    Outstanding.

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    Ha, anyone see that, he was wearing a pair of 5-10s as he climbed into the aircraft.

    Yeah, raised a smile!

    Bloody good program. Sitting here grinning. I probably look like more of an idiot than usual!

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    We asked the RAF if there was an aircraft in the area to have a look….they scrambled a Spitfire.
    Outstanding.

    Are you sure it wast the Irish Air Force…

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    Nah, they’ve got a Cessna.

    Are you sure it wast the Irish Air Force…

    Still chuckling!

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    The UK gave up a lot of its sovereign aircraft capabilities when they signed the 1958 agreement with the Americans in exchange for the H-bomb and Polaris.

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    Smells a bit fruity… 😆

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    8)

    mt
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    Kin awesome!

    Merak
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    Meh, bag o’shite.

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    Mega.

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    …and now how about a spot of this?

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBJ99bIhAVk[/video]

    Awesome programme. If you didn’t appreciate it then you are either… a girl, not British, or just simply a Nob.

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    Well, well indeed. What a fantastic programme eh. Had me sitting sort of gobsmacked at the understated passion of the crew that both maintained and flew the Vulcan. Some real heroes of our time right there, recalling the Falklands airstrip bombing and reconnaissance had me glued. Quite a heartfelt and humble piece of TV.

    And I’m not normally interested in Planes n shit 😆

    For further viewing, I’d also recommend looking for the BBC two-parter “Cold War. Hot Jets.”

    It’s very, very good indeed.

    Also, the Roland White book, Vulcan 607, is well worth a read (Unlike his other stuff, sadly!)

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    Top telly that.

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    For further viewing, I’d also recommend looking for the BBC two-parter “Cold War. Hot Jets.”

    It’s very, very good indeed.

    Seconded.
    I knew they barrel rolled the Vulcan, never knew about the roll off the top (half loop, half roll manoeuvre) which was shown in the Guy Martin documentary. Impressive stuff!

    Falklands airstrip bombing and reconnaissance had me glued.

    Read Vulcan 607, amazing book of how it was done but also how close to disaster it always was.

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    Anyone else watching the last hour again on 4+1?

    😳

    There’s a bunch of fascinating books on related subjects, here’s a few well worth reading

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    A bomber laden with nuclear warheads less deadly than a corsa.

    Only if it ever carried a nuclear weapon, which was one missile, not bombs, unless it carried conventional HE dumb iron bombs, like for the Falklands operation.
    The nuclear weapon was the Blue Steel ‘stand-off bomb’, basically a guided air-launched cruise missile weighing 17,000lb, travelling at Mach 3.
    I doubt very much indeed whether a Vulcan ever carried a live nuclear weapon. Unlike the Americans, and quite likely the Russians.

    Awesome.
    Watching that I just remembered I was allowed on to the flight deck of a Vulcan when I was a kid, I just can’t remember where it was.

    Was it at Woodford (airshow?) in the late 70’s early 80’s? I vaguely remember climbing up into one for a nosey as a nipper but I wasn’t fully aware of what exactly a Vulcan was the time.

    An awesome hours worth of tv. Mega

    chip
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    Only if it ever carried a nuclear weapon, which was one missile, not bombs, unless it carried conventional HE dumb iron bombs, like for the Falklands operation.
    The nuclear weapon was the Blue Steel ‘stand-off bomb’, basically a guided air-launched cruise missile weighing 17,000lb, travelling at Mach 3.
    I doubt very much indeed whether a Vulcan ever carried a live nuclear weapon. Unlike the Americans, and quite likely the Russians.

    So you did not watch it then.

    I doubt very much indeed whether a Vulcan ever carried a live nuclear weapon. Unlike the Americans, and quite likely the Russians.

    Well smart arse, according to my (ex) boss it did. Cos he ‘knew’ due to the fact he worked on the lectrics & stuff on Vulcans.

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    In the height of the cold war they were permanently fuelled, loaded with the primary weapon and ready to go. It was sort of the point of the deterrent, when Russian nukes are heading our way they’ve got to be airborne in minutes as there will be a nuke on its way to the airfield, so no time to fuel up and load a nuke. They carried both Blue Steel and conventional nukes. Blue Steel was practically obsolete before it actually came into service thanks to ICBMs so delivery of a conventional nuke became it’s primary mission.

    I think the aircraft needed modification to carry Blue Steel – it was too large to fit in the bomb bay so was half in and half out, so removal of the bomb bay doors and no doubt the installation of some housing for it to sit in.

    jambalaya
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    I am out of the country so haven’t seen the programme yet, really looking forward to it.

    For those who’ve flown with Emirates over the years you may well have been piloted by an ex Vulcan bomber captain Glynn Rowlands and almost certainly the pilot would have been trained by him as after full time flying he ran their training operation. He told me some epic stories of spooking the Russians including how they used to greet Russian Navy in the Med by approaching low over the horizon and buzzing them as load as they could at dawn. Glyn was a sailing friend of mine and is a great character, he also has some of the craziest “Kung fu” dance moves to the Vapours Turning Japanese

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    Mrs Weeksys grand father was a Vulcan test pilot, one of the first bunch I believe. Looking forward to watching this one as we recorded it last night.

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    he also has some of the craziest “Kung fu” dance moves to the Vapours Turning Japanese

    That is weirdly reassuring.

    Lass I know used to walk up to and kick vulcans, even gate guardians. She’s now a sqn ldr.
    Because her house in Stanley took a hit from one, so she thought, until she spoke to the lynx pilot that actually did.

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    one of the things that really gets on my nerves about programmes like this is totally irrelevant need (seen by the producers) to build a sense of tension.

    There’s a bit that require a delicate manoeuvre to get the thing off a set of hydraulic jacks, before the ad break we get told of the disastrous consequences if Guy messes it up!! (as if he’s in charge or would be left in control) and then while it’s going on, an entirely false sense of urgency as trained men go about a (albeit tricky) procedure in a steady, undramatic controlled fashion….

    Stop doing that, it’s really bloody annoying!

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