Vulcan Crabs

Have noticed in the media the past few days the resurrection of a Vulcan bomber by spotters, it seems (in time for 25th anniversary) we are to be subjected to the Crabs crowing again about how they won the Falklands war with a single bombing mission (see 'Cockpit' article a few years ago). We must fight this, much in the fashion of the other reports last week of how the RN won the Battle of Britain.....
 

RoofRat

War Hero
I've got a nice picture of the "one" Hole in the runway at Port Stanley Airfield, that the Crabs managed if anyone would like one? How embarassing, all that fcuking way, and one hit! :oops: :oops: But they had to have a little go didn't they?
Also got a nice pic of a Crab GR1 being underslung back to the Invince. at the same time period. :wink:
I will say though, that the air refueling logistics of that operation,"Blackfcuk", were outstanding.
RoofRat
 

brigham600

War Hero
RAF are not exactly brilliant when it comes to hitting the target are they? All that way in '82 and they still cocked it up and then in '92 they 'bombed' the Ark Royal.

Useless twats.
 
wafu_bstard said:
Have noticed in the media the past few days the resurrection of a Vulcan bomber by spotters, it seems (in time for 25th anniversary) we are to be subjected to the Crabs crowing again about how they won the Falklands war with a single bombing mission (see 'Cockpit' article a few years ago). We must fight this, much in the fashion of the other reports last week of how the RN won the Battle of Britain.....

Fantastic aircraft all that power and noise. Can't wait til I hear those words again.

VULCAN ZERO ONE RUNNING IN TO DISPLAY.

At the end of the day everybody won this battle that battle from the cook to the guy bringing the ammo up front in his/her wagon.

Not the bootie or para all on his own!!!

The fly past is not a look at us we did it all. If the Vulcan ,Lanc, Spitfire and Hurricane flypast brings a bit of pride back to the country then so be it.

There are many who have never wore a uniform but who get great joy at seeing a fly past. And they dig deep for the armed forces charities at those air shows.

Let us not forget the Atlantic Conveyor. And all the other cogs in the machine.

Namely the medical corp people.

In the end it was the lottery and a footlall club owner who saved the Vulcan from the scrapman. Not spotters!!

I would sooner the lotto money went on this iron bird than the fecking opera for the knobs in London and the gay liberation fecking front!!
 
RoofRat said:
I've got a nice picture of the "one" Hole in the runway at Port Stanley Airfield, that the Crabs managed if anyone would like one? How embarassing, all that fcuking way, and one hit! :oops: :oops: But they had to have a little go didn't they?

RoofRat



That photo of the hit on the airfield was a bit of Argie war camoflage---they made up the runway to similate a hit for the photo's!!

Also on the return flight one of the Vulcans had to divert to Brazil .Bit of a stir and a lot of diplomacy to allow it to take off again.
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
brigham600 wrote: RAF are not exactly brilliant when it comes to hitting the target are they? All that way in '82 and they still cocked it up and then in '92 they 'bombed' the Ark Royal.

Maybe the 92 bombing was a tactical move on their part. I suspect they were trying to diminish the opposition so they could be the only ones. Failed miserably at that too then. :D

SF
 

RoofRat

War Hero
Greenie, the photo actually shows two hits on the runway. The reason I mentioned only one is, because the other crater is a camo mock up(according to our intelligence(?) photo readers onboard at the time.
I would print it here if I knew how :oops: Are there any instructions anywhere on how to do it?
RoofRat
 

Not_a_boffin

War Hero
I'll never forget seeing a Vulcan come off the LL route through the lakes when I was about 10. Seemed to pop over a hedge at about 250ft and then you heard the four Olys - fantastic.

As long as the crabs don't try to claim they won the war on their tod, fair play to them - and is actually a great credit to the diehards who managed to raise £750k in addition to Jack Haywards £500k in a month.

Its proper British engineering - I only wish there was a similar amount of RN kit kept in good order outside the FAA museum.
 

imom1406

War Hero
I have the privelige of living next door to the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. If you get a chance you have to go and see it, as well as all the Crab stuff (inc Vulcan bomber) and an amazing US Air museum inc B52, U1 SR71 and many more, there is a bucket load of RN aircraft inc. Swordfishes marine spitfires etc.

Sadly it was an air show weekend...so my lazy lie ins were upset by a load of retired crabs flying jets and WW2 aircraft over my house.....inconsiderate gits!!!
 
Not_a_boffin said:
I'll never forget seeing a Vulcan come off the LL route through the lakes when I was about 10. Seemed to pop over a hedge at about 250ft and then you heard the four Olys - fantastic.

I have similar memories of the Buccaneers flying past the front door of our family cottage in the Scottish borders.

Peter
 

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