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Final flight for the Vulcan?

Article about: The end of an era? Last remaining flying Vulcan's days are numbered.

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    Quote by lithgow View Post

    PS Danmark-I remember the 'Thunderbirds' ep that featured a somewhat modified Draken.
    A modified Draken model in the original Thunderbirds puppet show?
    Ive seen re-runs of the show and while immense fun, I dont remember a modified Draken model.......

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    Yes indeed it is in there-I built the Airfix Draken kit as a kid so was familiar with the shape.

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    The splinter camouflage scheme of the Swedish Air Force was a challenge on those models !

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    It's a shame their cars weren't quite so..... sexy?

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    Blasphemy!
    SAAB cars were/are well shaped cars. Quirky, but good looking.
    Quality vehichles and one of the few brands which were a departure from the usual generic fare.
    Ive driven several (though never owned one) and immensely enjoyed the 9000.
    The 95 estate/stationwagon is a fantastic car, though I didnt applaud that GM put their mark on SAAB, before they too left the collab.
    Too bad, that there are no longer SAABs made. I had hoped that first Spyker and later Koenigsegg would have been able to take over, as was talked about.
    I cant fathom, why the Swedish government didnt bail out the factory.
    Sad, that SAABs are no longer made.......

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    Yes indeed it is in there-I built the Airfix Draken kit as a kid so was familiar with the shape.
    Piccie?

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    Was thrown out many years ago-it was a simple kit to make, with the fuselage as an upper and lower half rather than L and R.

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    getting back to the vulcan. there is 1 at southend airport it doe's fast runs.I remember at brands hatch the gp I think she flew slowly over the circuit[which is dipped in the middle] stuck her arse down, afterburners on and climbed up.the noise was something else it went through your body theground vibrated all the car alarms went off.but the sad fact is ,it costs to much money to keep it flying sad as that maybe.

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    It's a shame their cars weren't quite so..... sexy?
    Agreed....fine if you like driving a brick !

    Back to the topic in hand..the Vulcan is iconic ! I shed tears of patriotic joy when, one, it bombed Port Stanley and frightened the shit out of the Argies...and two, when I watched the reconstruction of that raid recently on T.V.
    A fine old bird that did us proud....Gentlemen raise your glasses !
    Prost ! Steve.
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    Agreed....fine if you like driving a brick !
    That would be Volvos - not SAABs!

    BTW Volvos are nice too. I had a T5, which would reach 260 in no time flat. Fantastic car. Still miss that one.

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