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russ35

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As there are always posts about planes etc I thought I would show the end for Vulcan XL391 that has stood at the enterence to Blackpool airport for the last 20years. Its been sold for scrap for £4000 and will be replaced with a car park.

As at 2pm today









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marki

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Bastads what a feckin waste

Einion Yrth

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Some people have no soul.

stone

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That really is a crying shame Were alternatives looked at ?

Parrot of Doom

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What is the story behind this? Why was it to be removed in the first place?
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lazyitus

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What a shame -

A bloke won this on e-bay last year but it was gonna cost him about £20K to transport it back to his pub garden, more than he actually paid for the plane.

It was going to go to court because he decided he couldn't afford the move but I don't know what the outcome was.




shadytree

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Sad indeed

Miss them and their characteristic whine at airshows.

I had a butchers around XL426 at Southend last year.

russ35

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lazyitus said:
What a shame -

A bloke won this on e-bay last year but it was gonna cost him about £20K to transport it back to his pub garden, more than he actually paid for the plane.

It was going to go to court because he decided he couldn't afford the move but I don't know what the outcome was.






Yep he won it for about £15,000 (without looking at it), then found that it was going to cost more than he bid to get it moved. Went to court as he was also being charged rent for it as it was not moved. Plane then back to original owner and put back up for sale.

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rude girl

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What a sad sight

Rob-C

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I flew home from the Isle of Man via Blackpool on the 3rd Jan. I so very nearly stopped the car on the way out, to take some photos of the Vulcan.

I wish I had now



JonRB

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That's so sad.

eccles

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from what i've read on other forums, the aircraft was in a very poor state, and there was some talk of not being allowed underneath it for fear of it collapsing on your head!.....not sure how true that is, but it undoubtedly was in very poor condition.

Zod

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Unbelievable!

JonRB

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eccles said:
from what i've read on other forums, the aircraft was in a very poor state, and there was some talk of not being allowed underneath it for fear of it collapsing on your head!.....not sure how true that is, but it undoubtedly was in very poor condition.
Hmmm. In that case perhaps it was beyond economic repair. But that in itself is a crying shame.

FourWheelDrift

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Vulcan B2 XL391 was the first Mk2 built from new with Olympus 301 engines. It came between a batch of 201-engined free-fall aircraft XL384-390 (which were subsequently retrofitted to Blue Steel/Olympus 301) and 201-engined Mk2 Blue Steels XL392, XL425 etc. Because of the extensive changes to the engine bays, 391 was not delivered to Boscombe Down until May 1963, some ten months after 392 was delivered to the RAF. 391 was completed with the full Skybolt attachment pods. 391 entered service with the Cottesmore Wing in July 1968 and moved with the Wing to RAF Akrotiri in February 1969. In January 1975, IX Squadron (including 391) transferred from Akrotiri to Waddington. 391 transferred to 101 Squadron in June 1980 and to 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron in July 1982. Wearing 44(R) markings, 391 was flown to Blackpool in February 1983 where it was left to rot and corrode to an unsafe condition.

ZR1cliff

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What a sad sight

TeamD

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Parrot of Doom said:
Why was it to be removed in the first place?


Obviously Blackpool would like a low price airline hub of their own and need the car parking space to balance the books, not that the users of low cost carriers actually use airport car parking because it tends to be more expensive than the flights!

B17NNS

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shadytree said:


Awesome picture, is it a trick of the eye or are they really that big (havent seen one in real life). That Aston looks tiny.

Sad sight indeed.

superlightr

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hmmmmm look at that kids, there is a car park.......

or
hmmmm look at that kids, there is a Vulcan Bomber....... WOW


It is a shame, but nothing lasts forever, and money doesnt grow on trees.

GregE240

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Thats awful. Another piece of our manufacturing heritage down the shitter

On a brighter note.....

How is the one they are restoring at Bruntingthorpe progressing?
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