Re: Concorde's Engines

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:23:02 
From:         david@theguests.prestel.co.uk (David W Guest)
Organization: SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals Research & Development
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The Vulcan did not go out of service until the mid 80's - their first
active service was the Falklands War. The nuclear deterent task was
relinquished a long time ago (late 60's?) when the submarines took
over. I think Vulcans had a nuclear capability until they were
retired.

It's not right to compare the Vulcan and B52 'cos the mission
requirements were very different but I will never forget a Mildenhall
display at which both appeared. The B52 was almost out of site as it
did it's fly-by's and turns and I think the Vulcan probably didn't
leave the airfield perimeter except for landing (and then not by
much!). The Vulcan was an amazing aircraft to see displayed "hard".

David