The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

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Post by rob565uk » Thu May 19, 2016 7:18 pm

The Canberra may not have the same presence as the mighty Vulcan, but is a very worthy Project and I look forward to seeing it fly. It was a revolutionary aeroplane in its time and like the Vulcan it is a great example of British engineering at its very best.


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Post by Black Knight » Fri May 20, 2016 11:01 am

There was very little interest in 163 when she was airworthy before. She was grounded due to expired engines & no replacements available & RR were not interested in helping. I think VTTS have chosen the wrong aircraft here. A Buccaneer would've been a far more exciting project.

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Post by Mike Bull » Fri May 20, 2016 12:19 pm

The Canberra is a nice aircraft, but I can't help but think that a Harrier would be a much better project for the VTTS folk- it has the same Falklands service pedigree as the Vulcan, and the same huge crowd-pleasing appeal too. However, perhaps with it being a single engine aircraft it would never be allowed to fly in civilian hands, especially in the current airshow climate with all the changes post Shoreham still filtering through.

As I said, the Canberra is nice, but...meh. :|

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Post by Ste » Fri May 20, 2016 1:12 pm

I expect the relative simplicity of this aircraft, and the fact that it is already partially restored makes it a better prospect. Given its record breaking pedigree, it will likely get more attention from the masses than just another Cold War Jet, meaning funding will be better supported than would other wise be the case. Also they say they are looking for a quick project to celebrate RAF centenary in 2018 - Good luck with that :shock:

I wish them all the best.

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Post by mtskull » Sat May 21, 2016 7:35 am

Mike Bull wrote:The Canberra is a nice aircraft, but I can't help but think that a Harrier would be a much better project for the VTTS folk- it has the same Falklands service pedigree as the Vulcan, and the same huge crowd-pleasing appeal too. However, perhaps with it being a single engine aircraft it would never be allowed to fly in civilian hands, especially in the current airshow climate with all the changes post Shoreham still filtering through.

As I said, the Canberra is nice, but...meh. :|
I have always thought that the Canberra is a beautiful aircraft but, leaving aesthetics aside, it has the distinction of being the first British jet bomber, it remained in service with the RAF for over 55 years and was also sold abroad in phenomenal numbers. You want service pedigree? How about cold war (in tactical nuclear bomber and covert photo-recce roles) plus Suez, Malaya, Vietnam, India, Africa and more besides. Closer to home, it was used in the PR role to gather intelligence in operations against the IRA, and it also saw combat during the Falklands conflict, although admittedly not on our side....
In addition to all of the above, WK163 is a record breaker in its own right.

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Post by rob565uk » Sat May 21, 2016 7:42 am

Agreed - I think it's a great choice


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Post by ace_chris » Sat May 21, 2016 8:24 am

rob565uk wrote:Agreed - I think it's a great choice


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...and nice to see there is a link to K7, as part of the early development aircraft used the MetVick Beryl

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Post by Mike Bull » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:42 pm

Video of the Canberra moving to Doncaster-


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Post by rob565uk » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:42 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:This is a little off-topic but so brilliantly done I just had to share.

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