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USMCFLYR
12-15-2018, 06:15 PM
I just came across a show on NetFlicks this evening called

Guy Martin: The Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5256700/

I knew very little of the history or background of this British bomber except for its use in a long range bombing raid conducted during the 'Falkland's War'.

What a beautiful flying machine! Such sweet aerodynamic lines and a ramp presence unmatched. I would love to have seen a formation of between a Vulcan and a Hawker Hunter!

In any case - just thought I'd share that there is this wonderfully produced documentary on a staple of the Cold War era.


NoDrop
12-15-2018, 08:03 PM
I had one fly over on a low low level while I was hiking in Wales in the 70ís. Absolutely beautiful aircraft.

On Google Earth, you can still see some of the bomb craters in a row next to the airfield in Port Stanley.

106dart
12-16-2018, 11:10 AM
Something similar. Last flights of the operational (or so they thought) Vulcan in the early 80s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-OXLAyNpbM


bode
12-16-2018, 02:33 PM
Just watched this the other day. My kids even enjoyed it. Such an amazing aircraft.


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