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the vulcans to the falklands

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This reminds me of a story told by a Royal Air Force Victor commander who landed at the U.S. Andersen Air Force Base (Guam). He was greeted by a USAF ground crew member who asked him "Sir? Is that Vulcan?".

The Victor commander told him that is was a Victor. That unlike the USAF which relied on the B-52. the Royal Air Force had bought the Victor and Vulcan for its long range bomber needs.

The American said "Wow! I wish we could afford to do that!.

Well, you got to admit it was a sexy and futuristic aircraft.

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The US did not field a comparable looking aircraft until the B-1. The Victor looked like it had come from the latest issue of Popular Mechanics even decades later, while the BUFF looked like it was hacked together from spare parts.
 

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Well, you got to admit it was a sexy and futuristic aircraft.

avvictor_03.jpg


The US did not field a comparable looking aircraft until the B-1. The Victor looked like it had come from the latest issue of Popular Mechanics even decades later, while the BUFF looked like it was hacked together from spare parts..

Well in its defense the B-52 was a derivative of the Boeing airliner design philosophy of tube fuselage and underwing engine pods
 

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Well, you got to admit it was a sexy and futuristic aircraft.

avvictor_03.jpg


The US did not field a comparable looking aircraft until the B-1. The Victor looked like it had come from the latest issue of Popular Mechanics even decades later, while the BUFF looked like it was hacked together from spare parts.

I always thought it looked like a medieval helmet. What a leap from Lancaster bombers though.

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