They Don`t Make `Em Like This Anymore

Submitted by: FredSpudman 3 years ago in Tech

Retired British Tactical Bomber Buzzes Onlookers
There are 17 comments:
Male 15,262
I saw one of these at Farnborough once. The Blackbird was a lot louder and had an afterburner trail filled with balls of fire.
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Male 11,739
The TARDIS is still better.
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Male 12,365
If you`re making a heroic fantasy film involving an enraged dragon-god roaring their potent fury...you know where to go to get the right sounds.
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Male 1,397
....these things could out-handle fighters at high altitude, due to the wing surface area in the rarefied air.
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Male 1,243
The sound of those engines spooling up made my spine tingle, lovely stuff!
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Male 676
Sounds like he`s holding his camera with chopsticks or something wooden.
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Male 653
I agree with CrackrJak that the F-35 is a white elephant. Britain made the same error investing in it.
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Male 17,511
MrMuta: Next time, please down-size a pic that large, then add a link to the full-size, if you must.

Besides, the Lockheed F-35 is extremely over budget. The government made the wrong choice in the JSF competition and now it`s biting us in the ass.

They should`ve chosen the McDonnell Douglas/Boeing X-32.

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Male 13,630
MrMuta
I was going to give you a true grill come troll
over the size and scroll waste of a post
but looking at your pic
It needs size and majesty
welcome to IAB
Dont fecking do it again OK!! :-P:-P
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Male 23
I don`t normally post pictures of super awesome planes, but when I do I make sure they are super high res.
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Male 5,872
The Vulcan is a relic of a bygone age. Comparing a Vulcan to a JSF is a bit like comparing a 1956 XK140 to a modern Ferrari; not really a valid comparison.
Farnborough is my home town and I have had the pleasure of experiencing that glorious `HOWL` on many occasions. Not a harsh sound, just bloody loud at ground level!
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Male 7,774
@MrMuta- you haven`t posted many pictures on here before, have you?
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Male 23
IAFYM, I respectfully disagree
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Male 653
Beg your pardon, tactical bomber. I had a brain fart.
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Female 136
The Avro Vulcan is the nicest (along with the HP Victor - which could fly super-sonic) looking plane in existence! This, along with the Victor and Valiant formed the UK`s high altitute strategic nuclear bombing fleet. They were called the V Bombers.
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Male 58
The Vulcan is (essentially) a strategic bomber. Somebody really went out of their way to screw it up by explicitly calling it a `tactical` bomber.
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Male 653
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