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Offline Zero One

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Re: Vulcan Cockpit/Nose Section
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2010, 07:41:59 PM »
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incidentally the picture on the back of a white artic is not 537 but 563 sitting on Nev Martins pan when it arrived from Scotland
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Re: Vulcan Cockpit/Nose Section
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2010, 01:06:58 PM »
Back in the day when I was a young co-pilot there was a modified cockpit which was transported around the shows and we guided people through it as part of the recruiting stand.
It had a door cut in the starboard side for entry by the co-pilots position and an exit door by the Nav radar's position.
It's a long time ago, but I think all of the seats were removed except the Captain's so that the public could move through easily.
Does this still exist, if so does anyone know where.
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Re: Vulcan Cockpit/Nose Section
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2010, 02:01:06 PM »
Sounds similar to the cockpit they've got in the museum at Cosford.
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Re: Vulcan Cockpit/Nose Section
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 03:58:18 PM »
I've never been quite sure if I like preserved cockpits or not.  A bit like cabs from diesel locos.  Rather than feel happy that at least part has survived, I can't help feeling sad that the rest has perished, however in both cases the whole is rather unwieldy to say the least, and at least what is left can be preserved for others rather than scrap the whole lot.

Still, if I'd won the lottery and someone wanted to get rid of one, I'd be happy to upset the neighbours.... lol
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Re: Vulcan Cockpit/Nose Section
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2010, 09:12:46 PM »
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Sounds similar to the cockpit they've got in the museum at Cosford.

I believe the Cosford cockpit section is all that remains of the last B1 to be scrapped.

If my memory serves me correctly it's from XA893.
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Re: Vulcan Cockpit/Nose Section
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2010, 09:32:59 PM »
They did have a complete one (XA900) until they let it rot and it had to be scrapped... 1986 or there abouts.
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