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RAF Museum, Cosford.

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by Gramaisc, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Laurie61

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    It would be nice if it did end up there but they do already have one, I would think they'd be shared around ?
     
  2. Gramaisc

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    I understand that, if all goes to plan, the last flight will end at Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, where it will remain on ground display.

    Possibly, it could be used for ground runs, as the Victor is*, but that is just my conjecture.

    Cosford already has a B2 indoors in the Cold War shed.

    I don't think there is a B1 left anywhere now.


    *Hopefully without any short "accidental" flights, as the Victor had once.....
     
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    I was hoping as it was the last one in RAF service they might find a place for it
     
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    The Vulcan is scheduled for the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at Fairford, Gloucs on July 18/19th.
     
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    . . . and will have a final fly-past over Cosford on Saturday June 27th as part of the 'Salute to the V Force tour'. Also flying over East Midlands on the 27th, and over Coventry on Sunday 28th

    List of remaining confirmed appearances in 2015 can be found at http://www.vulcantothesky.org/appearances.html
     
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    Just hope i can get to see it one last time
     
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    If you do keep an empty Vulcan outdoors, then you need to be ready for any heavy snowfalls.

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    There were occasions in service, where planes were damaged in this manner through not being fuelled in the correct sequence.
     
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    Yep i can see that happening a large surface area on the beast
     
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    It being a National Holiday, I ventured here again - there have been some changes since my last visit.

    If you do partake of the café at the entrance, then be assured that, although £3:20 does seem a lot for a sausage roll, it is a truly substantial thing, more on the scale of a Beef Wellington, but with pork - and the (very nice) coffee came in a proper, NAAFI-style mug.


    There is a VC10 tanker that I don't remember from last time.

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    And the Catalina has moved outside, which makes a full photo much easier.

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    I'm fairly sure this is a Wellington wing structure, though there was no signage - it appeared to be "in progress". It does show how uncluttered the inner space was, though.

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    The 'office' of a Buccaneer...

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    ..and a Hunter...

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    ..and the innards of an Alvis Leonides engine.

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    The rear of the Argosy...

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    ..and a Bloodhound missile, there used to be one by the RAF Main Gate on Beaconside, but it disappeared years ago.

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    The nice model of a Tu-95 is still there.

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    Flying in a Dragonfly was not for the fainthearted.

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    Bloody Travellers...
     
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    The Traveller is still there...

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    The Catalina looks even bigger outside than in the hanger, has anything been put in its old spot or have they just spread aircraft out a bit more ?
     
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    The Catalina is a very 'solid' plane. This seems to be a temporary move - there are, apparently, plans for everything to end up under cover.

    Stuff has been moved around to make it 'flow' a bit better - some things do seem to have gone from public display - I don't remember seeing either of the Gnats there this time. The Pucara and the Venom seem to have gone, as well.

    The WW2 section is the most altered, the Cold War shed is essentially as before.

    There may have been a new Me 109 and I hear that a (locally important) Boulton-Paul Defiant may appear soon. There are large sections of a dismantled Ju 88 in a corner and components of a Wellington airframe, as well. There is a Tiger Moth that I don't remember seeing before. There will eventually be a Lysander on display, I understand.
     
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    Other exhibits from the defunct Boulton Paul Museum at Pendeford have found new homes -

    "Also this week (5 Jan. 2015) saw the transport of other Boulton Paul Association’s artifacts into permanent preservation. The Boulton & Paul P.6 replica; Boulton & Paul P.75 Overstrand replica nose; Gnat ground trainer nose and the nose of a two seat Hunter (finished as the sole Hunter Mk 12, the “Green Hunter” used for extensive Boulton Paul Aircraft “fly-by-wire” flight control tests) have been transported to their new home at the Flixton Aviation Museum in Norfolk – a fitting location for the Boulton & Paul machines, the originals of which were manufactured in Norwich and assembled at Mousehold Heath Aerodrome, on its outskirts."
     
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    The Overstrand was a very significant aircraft.
     

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