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RAF Vulcan Bomber

August 3, 2009

Seen recently at Cosford Air Show. All photos are courtesy of Martin O’Connell.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike Burleson permalink*
    February 21, 2010 2:14 pm

    Chip, thanks so much for sharing those memories, and also thanks for your service to your country!

    Thanks to everyone for your comments!

  2. Chip permalink
    February 21, 2010 9:27 am

    Having lived with these beautiful birds for four years at RAF Waddington and involved in the Falkland dispersal in 82. God I wish i could go back in time and once again tread the cockpit of one of my old ladies. I have a lump in my throat just looking at the superb photos and prints that are available.

    44 Rhodesia , 9 the Bat cave, 101 and 50 boy them where the days!!!

  3. Adrian Lote permalink
    August 4, 2009 2:08 pm

    Stunning!
    I remember these from when I was a kid, absoulutely wonderful

  4. Mike Burleson permalink*
    August 4, 2009 1:23 pm

    Chuck I recall reading that as well, though I don’t recall the source.

  5. Chuck Hill permalink
    August 4, 2009 1:06 pm

    There were contemporary reports that the B-35/49 was difficult to see either visually or on radar.

    There is a Vulcan in a museum about 60 miles east of San Francisco too.

    Beautiful airplane.

  6. August 3, 2009 10:40 pm

    There’s one at the SAC museum in NE right outside Omaha.

  7. Mike Burleson permalink*
    August 3, 2009 8:19 pm

    I love these old planes, West! The new ones not so much, unless you count the UAVs!

    Chuck, viewing the Vulcan’s profile, she does look similiar to the billion-dollar B-2 flying wing!

  8. west_rhino permalink
    August 3, 2009 3:23 pm

    Almost sets my young heat a flutter as much as seeing a WW 2 warbird aloft or a F-104 flying.

  9. Chuck Hill permalink
    August 3, 2009 3:12 pm

    Would be interesting to know how “stealthy” they were.

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