Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

A Sea Vixen, two Vampires and a Vulcan:


Tod Germanica said...

Awesome Vulcan, the height of brit aerospace despite austerity. The Malvinas war's 'Black Buck' mission was the longest bombing mission at that time, >8k miles and quite successful at runway destruction, forcing Argentina to attack from the mainland.

Anonymous said...

On the mountain ridge line a few miles from our Army post in West Germany was a Hawk AA missile base to protect us and a very large ammo dump nearby.

One beautiful clear, blue sky day, a Brit Vulcan spent about 30 minutes making low level passes over our base and the Hawk site.

It was an amazing an unearthly sight, almost a Sci Fi / UFO kind of experience....

Jack the Cold Warrior

CenterPuke88 said...

I prefer the Hawker Hunter for the zenith, Tod, but for sheer impact, the Vulcan is hard to top.

BadTux said...

I lived near Barksdale Air Force Base for many years and got to see the Vulcan back in the early 80's flying as part of an air show at the airbase. It looked rather unworldly, like a Romulan Bird of Prey, especially by comparison with the B-52's that looked like flying bomb trucks (Buffs are cool, but they must be pretty much the homeliest-looking bomber of the modern era). Of course passenger jets have continued to evolve since then and are far more efficient, reliable, and powerful than the jets of that era, but those technological advances seem to have never made it over to the military side of things. Too bad... a bomber with the basic design of the Vulcan done with modern technology would have a ridiculously low radar profile (due to the composites) and be capable of hauling more for farther than the old Vulcans ever could.

CenterPuke88 said...

Practically speaking, Tux, that is the B-2. The Vulcan's tail and unshielded engines would have been its radar crossection weaknesses in composites.