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It doesnt get more British than this

Post  Matt Varnish on Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:02 pm

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

16,000 mile round trip bombing of the Falklands in the oldest bomber in the fleet.
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Re: It doesnt get more British than this

Post  Diragi on Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:17 pm

Vulkan?
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Re: It doesnt get more British than this

Post  Matt Varnish on Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:50 pm

yeah.. the "Tin Triangle"
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Post  RKelly on Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:46 pm

My favourite war. Seen all the army videos, so thanks for the RAF one.

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Re: It doesnt get more British than this

Post  Matt Varnish on Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:53 am

I think I might have to get a BAOR army for Team Yankee, if i can get my hands on a 1/ 144 scale Vulcan B2.2 Smile

I still can;t believe the refueling strategy.. 13 refuelers for one plane.. again, 100% british Smile
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Re: It doesnt get more British than this

Post  RKelly on Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:06 am

How does one model British teetch?

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Post  Matt Varnish on Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:46 am

I think bolt action scale is the only way you could model british teeth Smile white smile, then dots of black ? Smile Look more like Alfred E Newman
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Post  Diragi on Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:09 pm

Matt Varnish wrote:yeah.. the "Tin Triangle"

Cool. I knew about the bombing run in very general terms (ie: it happened) but didn't have any idea about the logistics of the whole thing.
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Post  Diragi on Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:11 pm

Matt Varnish wrote:I think I might have to get a BAOR army for Team Yankee, if i can get my hands on a 1/ 144 scale Vulcan B2.2 Smile

I still can;t believe the refueling strategy.. 13 refuelers for one plane.. again, 100% british Smile

I think it's more -- fixing the refueling nozels with the ashtray from the mess & being duty bound to go past the point of no return to carry out the mission.
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Re: It doesnt get more British than this

Post  Diragi on Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:18 pm

Oh and having a cup of tea before heading out.
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Re: It doesnt get more British than this

Post  Matt Varnish on Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:47 pm

Or being hungover the from the night before!

There was a reason they had no refueling probes.  In the 1970s, the SALT treaties to limit nuclear weapons, a bunch of countries signed an agreement and removed the refueling probes from some aircraft.  The russians removed them but they were easily re-added.  The UK Vulcans had them removed as well, hence why they had to scramble for parts.  The US kept the nuclear bomber force 'close by' IE greenland, Europe, etc but in the 1960s a B-52 flew around the world non-stop with refueling, just to prove it was possible.
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