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Offline JeremyC

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Mystery Vulcan
« on: January 23, 2011, 09:02:48 AM »
Doesn't quite belong in 'Engineering' but neither does it really fit in any of the other sections.

On page 129 of the Haynes there is a picture of 558 being rolled out in 1996, in the background there is the nose of another Vulcan.  There are no other Vulcans at Bruntingthorpe (unless Mr. Walton has a secret) so what is this mystery plane?  Is it a nose section?
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Re: Mystery Vulcan
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 09:11:14 AM »
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Doesn't quite belong in 'Engineering' but neither does it really fit in any of the other sections.

On page 129 of the Haynes there is a picture of 558 being rolled out in 1996, in the background there is the nose of another Vulcan.  There are no other Vulcans at Bruntingthorpe (unless Mr. Walton has a secret) so what is this mystery plane?  Is it a nose section?

1996?
Is it white?
if so it's a Valiant nose we used to have,
but in later years we had other noses like the one at BAM..... 564?
and one that cme down from Scotland, both were owned by Paul Hartly

If it's 2006 when 558 was rolled out half complete?.....then it's XM602 we borrowed from BAe Woodfrord
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Re: Mystery Vulcan
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 09:59:45 AM »
Must be 602, the photo is captioned as '06.  Thanks for solving the mystery so promptly.

So how many surviving nose sections are there?

Answered my own question here:
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk ... vivors.php
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Re: Mystery Vulcan
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 12:24:10 PM »
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but in later years we had other noses like the one at BAM..... 564?

XH537 is at BAM
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Re: Mystery Vulcan
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 04:32:41 PM »
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but in later years we had other noses like the one at BAM..... 564?

XH537 is at BAM

thats the one... not too good with numbers off the top of my head.. it was at Bruntingthorpe for a few years and at one time was going to be the Trusts' escape trainer until 655 was chosen instead..
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Re: Mystery Vulcan
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 07:49:52 PM »
602 has the co pilots seat removed to make access easier. The frame it's on doesn't look high enough to open the door. Has it (or have any other noses) had a hole cut in the side ?
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Re: Mystery Vulcan
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 10:34:17 PM »
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602 has the co pilots seat removed to make access easier. The frame it's on doesn't look high enough to open the door. Has it (or have any other noses) had a hole cut in the side ?

The access to 602 is via the back... the pressure bulkhead has been cut off along with the floor to the rear of the door frame and lower half of the access  ladder.... will try and find a picture and add later...
Cosford have a MK1 cockpit that has 2 holes cut in the side for entrance and exit
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