- Jul 13, 2009
- Reaction score
- State of Jefferson
- Political Leaning
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.
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.