Date: 16 Aug 99 22:28:18 From: Pete Mellor <email@example.com>
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On 7 Aug 1999, James Matthew Weber wrote: > At 02:33 AM 7/10/99 +0000, you wrote: > >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? The Vulcan and > >the B-58 are two of my favorite designs. They both had a very short > >service life. > > I am quite sure it lasted much longer than that. I saw one crash at the > Glenview Naval Air Station in the 1970's, and the RAF used one to attack > (with no real sucess) the airport at Port Stanley in the Falklands War > (1982). Oh dear! You mean the joke at the time had no basis in fact? Q: What have Mr.Spock's mother and the landing strip at Port Stanley got in common? A: The've both been f***ed by Vulcans! Pete Mellor, CSR, City University.