Sunday, 1 March 2009

In Need Of Friends, The Only Flying Vulcan


I wish I could do more to help than try and spread the word.


Truly an awesome aeroplane, and a powerful reminder of when Britain had it's own military aircraft industry before the craven bastards sold it down the river to please the fucking Americans.

The Penguin

27 comments:

Oldrightie said...

Couldn't we get a bank to sponsor it?

Black Buck said...

Perhaps we could charter it. Deliver 22 "Packages" of 1,000lb each from mid-air over a large building situated just north of Westminster Bridge at 12pm on a Wednesday...

Scrobs said...

You can't expect the limp-wristed tossers we pay expenses to, to do anything OH.

That iconic plane wreaked fear to any nation which dared to get up our noses.

Nulab are just pissing our legacy up against the wall - just as they've always done.

Lawson Narse said...

Ask Sir Fred for some bung?
It would go a long way in the public eye.

Old Holborn said...

Ask Jane fucking Goody.

Face like a horse shoe bat

Nobnot said...

It only managed to drop ONE bomb in it's entire working life. ONE!!! The other Vulcan on that mission gave up because of a failed window seal. Hardly the stuff of greatness is it.

And it's ugly

Old Holborn said...

Who cares?

(it did quite a good job in Falklands, btw)

Gen d'Eau said...

Nobnot...it was designed to carry nukes...I'm glad it never got used for the purpose it was designed for in the fifties.

Sent quite a message to the invaders of the Falklands, even if it was a gamble that it'd get there and back - congrats to the crews of the Vulcan and all the refuellers.

Cato said...

A thing of great beauty such that it must be preserved.... if only to remind us what we once were.

Bill Quango MP said...

Ugly? Its the same as concord that everyone raves about as an icon of British design.
Its a wonderful example of British technology from the days when we used to attempt to make things other than fuck-ups and laws.

Anonymous said...

Melt the fucking white elepahant down for soft dtink cans

Robs said...

Return Normandy to the Crown, by God. The illegal French occupation has gone on long enough.

Anonymous said...

Melt the fucking white elepahant down for soft dtink cans

...melt YOU down you illiterate spaz

Old Holborn said...

I notice we're giving £30 Million to Gaza to rebuild the damage the IDF did with the £100 Million we gave them

Nice work if you can get it, eh?

Anonymous said...

Fantastic bit of kit, been a fan since I first saw (and heard!)one as a five year old back in the sixties, I seem to recall pissing myself and calling for mummy as well.

But I'm ok now!

bofl said...

there is one at southend airport.
i am sure it is still there.......

if you want to take it for a spin it costs around £200,000 to fill up!

mind you that is cheaper than a night out with gordon and mandy .....

Petrus first- then on to hampstead heath!

.

mikey said...

Anonymous said...
Melt the fucking white elepahant down for soft dtink cans

Points and laughs at the illiturrate fuckwit...fuck me, if you are going to post contra-wise to the ongoing thread at least have the fucking decency to spell correctly. Wanker.

defender said...

Living in Lincoln, I remember well the night time scrambles from Scampton and Waddington.
XH558 has the city coat of arms on it.
Without doubt this aircraft should be with the BBMF based at coningsby.
For those who do not appreaciate the contribution the V force made to your freedom, do some research.

Anonymous said...

You all wrong, this is the only remaining plane in the RAF. Apparently the navy will be allowed to buy a coracle next year.

killemallletgodsortemout said...

bofl

Southend's Vulcan is most definitely there; I pass by it every day. It's fired up every now and again, and is looked after by a dedicated bunch of enthusiasts.

Shame the country isn't looked after by such people, rather than the utter, utter shower that masquerade as a government.

mc_nebula said...

This is the only Vulcan left flying in the UK. And a damn shame too. I hope you have all donated...
There's a no.10 petition floating around somewhere for the gov to help with the £2 million running costs, it's only got just over 16,000 sig's, add yours!

The Penguin said...

I can recall going to air shows at RAF Coltishall when the V bombers and the Lightning were the RAF's pride and joy and the Crabs had the Buccaneer.

The finale was always the Lightning, which would be talked about by the MC along lines of : "and today's display of the Lightning interceptor is by Pilot Officer Hornsworthy, flying in from Coningsby, should be with us in a moment or two.." and the bloody thing came down the crowd line ( 20 or so deep ) without any warning like a really angry giant wasp so low you thought it had cut your hair before turning up and away and moving back round to start showing off. Fantastic. After various antics, it would be the fast low pass at 10 feet or so above the tarmac, always right to left as you tried to see over grown ups or wriggle through to the front, the silver 'plane roaring past and then - WOW! stick hard back, nose straight up afterburners ON - a noise like God Shouting and the bloody thing was like a fucking rocket disappearing ever higher..."thank you to Pilot Officer Hornsworthy!"

Then the cunts sold us out by buying Phantoms to oil the Special Relationship whereby Uncle Sam fucks us up the arse.

The Penguin

Anonymous said...

...melt YOU down you illiterate spaz
Whoo that will show them who is boss, fucking white elephant.
Now tell us concorde was a money making plane one crash taken out of service but as you I assume you do pay tax you can pay for it again at Manchester airport but you can't fly in it.
Wanker

british recovery program said...

22:49

no, lamposts

Anonymous said...

Prime Minister Harold Wilson

TSR2
Blue Streak

Smash the kit, burn the plans.

Say no more.
DZ

museum peace said...

21:34

oh fuck off cato, bet u pickled your final stiffy in formaldehyde

bail-out bomb said...

why not park the cunt in RBS and apply for a loan, or a big fat pension

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