Be Disclaimed

"It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge."
Enrico Fermi

January 12, 2006

End of an Era

Well, those of you that have been to Blackpool might have noticed an impressive entrance at Blackpool Airport...a Vulcan B Mk. 2 bomber tail no. XL391. However after having been left to rot for 21 years, the Vulcan is being broken up.

The Avro Vulcan was one of the mainstays of the British nuclear deterrent. See here for more information.

What a waste of a legendary aircraft.


XL 391 arriving at Blackpool Airport in February 1983.
Image from Vulcans In Camera in here



XL 391 at RAF Waddington circa 1976. Photo by Don Gilham.
Image taken from Vulcans In Camera in here.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Qatar Cat said to The MuppetLord...

Cute cute :^)

January 19, 2006 1:56 pm  
Blogger gemmak said to The MuppetLord...

A waste indeed....is no one interested in a restoration?

January 23, 2006 10:54 pm  
Blogger MuppetLord said to The MuppetLord...

Fortunately there are a number of Vulcan restoration groups around the country.

January 24, 2006 11:07 pm  
Blogger Tololy said to The MuppetLord...

I was about to ask the same question of Gemmak. My father loves these sorts of things, he would be utterly stressed if I tell him this is going away.

January 29, 2006 9:01 pm  

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