Date: 07 Aug 99 01:23:03 From: email@example.com (Stephen H. Westin) Organization: Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics References: 1 2 3 4 5 Followups: 1 2
View raw article or MIME structure
Steve Lacker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > Pete Finlay wrote: > > The main nuclear deterrent from the 1950s to the 1966 was the Avro > > Vulcan, which was a missile platform. > > Did the Vulcans actually go out of service THAT long ago? I don't think so. Wasn't the Vulcan the heavy bomber of choice in the Falklands back in '82? As I recall, each had to convoy with about 10 tankers to achieve the needed range from Ascension... Ah, the Solway Aviation Museum (<http://www.instinct-training.co.uk/ti/car/solavmus.htm>) seems to have a Vulcan used in the Falklands, flown to the museum for retirement in '83. And from the Vulcan Index, at <http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/mongsoft/faq.htm>, "The last operational Vulcan squadron was 50 sqn based at Waddington. They disbanded on the 31st of March 1984. The aircraft they used were sold to museums or sent to the fire dump." The story of the Falklands missions is at <http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/mongsoft/bbuck.htm> -- -Stephen H. Westin Any information or opinions in this message are mine: they do not represent the position of Cornell University or any of its sponsors.