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Vulcan To The Sky => XH558 Photo and Video Channel => Topic started by: m0jec on October 18, 2015, 07:34:22 PM

Title: Picture from the time of the Falklands War.
Post by: m0jec on October 18, 2015, 07:34:22 PM
This picture was sent to me by one of our Local Radio Amateurs.

He is fairly certain it was taken at RAF Waddington.

Does anyone have any more information they can shed on it?

He has no idea which Vulcan it is, but he did think it had been on a bombing run to the Falklands so possibly XM607 ?

Norman
M0JEC
Title: Re: Picture from the time of the Falklands War.
Post by: Pujgnie on October 18, 2015, 10:10:37 PM
MoD Police and not 607
Title: Re: Picture from the time of the Falklands War.
Post by: StAthan lecky on October 19, 2015, 09:20:00 AM
Try Craig Bullman, if you can email him the details he will know.

Mike
Title: Re: Picture from the time of the Falklands War.
Post by: m0jec on October 19, 2015, 10:02:00 AM
Thanks for the replies, and we figured it was 'MoD Plod' and I didn't think it would be 607 but was worth pursuing that angle just in case.

Don't have much more in the way of details sadly but I'll see if Craig might be able to shed additional light on it.

Maybe someone else will recognise it and be able to fill in some more of the blanks?

Norman

Title: Re: Picture from the time of the Falklands War.
Post by: 610 wingate on October 20, 2015, 06:21:39 PM
Wouldn't have said one the Falklands trio, terrain following blimp off nose missing!
Title: Re: Picture from the time of the Falklands War.
Post by: Pujgnie on October 20, 2015, 07:01:15 PM
Looking more closely at that Sherpa... possibly dates it to circa 1982/1985

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LDV_Pilot
Title: Re: Picture from the time of the Falklands War.
Post by: m0jec on October 20, 2015, 11:05:58 PM
Thanks for the replies.

Posted it to Twitter as well and someone suspects it might be triple four?

Which I think ended up as one of the 'display flight' aircraft (certainly I have found a picture of it at Greenham Common, I assume for the airshow?) but I don't think 444 saw any action in the Falklands.

It's always fun finding out the story behind these pictures.

Norman

Title: Re: Picture from the time of the Falklands War.
Post by: 50ltech on October 20, 2015, 11:27:41 PM
As the underside is white suggest that it was not a Black Buck airframe as it is my recollection that they were all painted in the "Battleship Grey" prior to leaving Waddington to go South. In addition, there are no Skybolt pylon attachment mounts nor any additional pylons on the underside.

Hope this is of assistance.

I do not recognise the pan as a dispersal at Waddington as the rear of the pan has angled concrete blocks and a wire fence adjacent which I cannot remember as any of the Waddington pans. However, I am happy to be corrected.