RE:Buccaneer

#1 by chocks , Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:09 pm

I was talking with Frothy the other night (Off the Forum) about the Buccaneer Aircraft as seen in one of his family photo's. We talked about serviceable aircraft, so I thought I'd post these pic's of the one at Bruntingthorpe, Leic'. Thay have completely refurbed this aircraft but they are having trouble getting an airworthyness licence.
I apologise to those who are not interested in aircraft but the Buccaneer is my all time favorite aircraft.


BLACKBURN BUCCANEER BRUNT4.jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) BLACKBURN BUCCANEER S2 BRUNTINGTHORPE [5].jpg - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)

 
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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#2 by Frothy , Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:27 pm

Thanks for the photos chocks.
What's the problem with the airworthyness ?


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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#3 by chocks , Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:07 pm

Not too sure on that one Frothy. I'll try to find out.
Love to see the old girl flying though.

 
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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#4 by Frothy , Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:17 pm

That would be brilliant


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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#5 by Templer , Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:21 pm

It's an aircraft i've always liked the look of.
Would I be right in saying those are two Lightnings at the back?

 
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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#6 by chocks , Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:59 pm

They are Brian both non fliers though.

 
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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#7 by Frothy , Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:37 pm

No doubt the Buccaneer was a super plane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W0wJMsTa4U


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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#8 by Templer , Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:12 pm

I bet this little wing display brings back some memories Chocks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFx8_FLbqPA

 
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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#9 by chocks , Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:16 am

Quote: Frothy wrote in post #127
No doubt the Buccaneer was a super plane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W0wJMsTa4U


What a fantastic cellebration of the Buccaneer. I've never seen that film before. Thanks for posting it.

 
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RE: RE:Buccaneer

#10 by chocks , Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:26 am

Quote: Templer wrote in post #128
I bet this little wing display brings back some memories Chocks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFx8_FLbqPA


Brilliant piece of film. I was lucky enough to be there that day, I'm in the crowd somewhere. The Bucc is an ex navy one that has recently han the new colour scheme of 208 Squadron (Or 12 sqn, can't remember which) RAF added.
Thanks for showing that one. Loved it!

 
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RE: RE:forward

#11 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:14 am

Harrier!!!!... Harrier!!!.....? How dare you! She's a Sea Harrier different bird altogether.

She was a Sea Harrier FA1 of 800 Naval Air Squadron. One of the only naval aircraft to serve on three carriers. Hermes during the Falklands War then Invincible and finaly Ark Royal
the reason that particular aircraft was scrapped was because she crashed into a lake near Yeovil

In her prime and her final demise


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RE: RE:forward

#12 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:30 am

Quote: chocks wrote in post #151
Harrier!!!!... Harrier!!!.....? How dare you! She's a Sea Harrier different bird altogether.

She was a Sea Harrier FA1 of 800 Naval Air Squadron. One of the only naval aircraft to serve on three carriers. Hermes during the Falklands War then Invincible and finaly Ark Royal
the reason that particular aircraft was scrapped was because she crashed into a lake near Yeovil

In her prime and her final demise





Thanks for the photos chocks
Will you ever forgive me for this awful mistake


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#13 by Templer , Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:41 pm

Watching Harriers taking off during the Falklands war, my eye was always drawn to the winged fist emblem on the tail fin.
And thinking what an appropriate emblem it was for a fighter aircraft.


 
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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#14 by chocks , Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:43 pm

I agree Templer. Its the emblem of 899 Naval Air Squadron and it was first used on the Sea Vixen in 1961. Known affectionally as the "Flying Fist" by the FAA it's actually a winged gauntlet and is taken from the squadron badge. The emblem was also used on Naval Hunters and every Mk of Harrier and Sea Harrier.


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RE: RE:Sea Harrier

#15 by Frothy , Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:49 pm

Love the photos especially the first one. Is that a Sea Vixen?


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