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    Both Vicount and 1-11 still at Cosford, the Vicount is next to move

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    Updateing this thread, these are from this weekend.







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    Oh dear, this looks ominous!!The mounds are encroaching on the VC-10 and the One-Eleven has been 'speyed'!!
    Adrian

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    Lets hope the 1-11 wings can be refitted easily!!!
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    No such thing as refitted easily in terms of something that has been cut ! It would have been easier to find a 1-11 which was due to be retired and flown her in to East Fortune.

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    Talking about 1-11s. Inside the new cold war hangar monstrosity is the F1-11 preserved by the RAF Museum.

    Strange that an aircraft which was turned down by the RAF should be mollycoddled in a heated dehumidified hangar whilst classic British successes are being broken up outside.

    Makes you proud dunit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakkg651
    Talking about 1-11s. Inside the new cold war hangar monstrosity is the F1-11 preserved by the RAF Museum.

    Strange that an aircraft which was turned down by the RAF should be mollycoddled in a heated dehumidified hangar whilst classic British successes are being broken up outside.

    Makes you proud dunit.

    Ironic, yet irrelevant in this context. You might well ask why a Mercedes dealer doesn't have any interest in old MGs or suchlike.

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    Also although East Fortune has a runway it does not belong to the museum and no doubt the Health and safety implication means that a lorry is a better way of delivery!
    Robert Whitton,
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    The Viscount ex Cosford has been seen on the A1 heading North any photos???
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    http://www.bamuseum.com/index.html

    Nice to see that BA still think highly of their collection and museum
    I don't want to die, because I don't want to end up like Anita Dobson - Frank Sidebottom, actually.
    Thank you

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    went up at weekend and only a wing from viscount left and they have started to chop the VC10. Ill post pics soon.

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    Picture of the Fuselage of the Viscount at East Fortune. Hope the museum can affort to give it some loving care including a repaint!
    Robert Whitton,
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    Latest pics from Cosford (taken last weekend) Any one heard where any part of the VC10 is going if at all anywhere?

    Nice surprise was to see the Pioneer back though. Another thaought, havent Cosford got a thunderflash/thunderstreak stored somewhere on base and wasnt that part of the cold war? So why isnt it in the new hanger?












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    Anyone got any pics of the VC10 in its new temporary position on the hardstanding where the Valiant once stood?

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    Been up to Cosford this afternoon (280806) and the VC10 has moved and is now just a little lighter










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    that's one pretty aircraft.

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    The RAFM has never had the F-84-F on display and when it was donated to the British people c/o the Historic Aircraft Museum at Southend as was it's a great shame. There is an interest from a U.K museum in getting her on display indoors which I hope happens.
    I find it fairy ironic that the new building showcases the Cold War but I dout any of our NATO partners aircraft will be on display despite their efforts .

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    Isn't there an F111 in the building which represents the USAF contribution

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    I was thinking in terms of mainland Europe .

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    Shots from today (020906)










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    said it before and i will say it again what a waste
    Cheers,Peter
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    Just been up this morning and you might find this a nice surprise.




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    'Carefully dismantled' - view the poor fin sitting behind her!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Burke
    'Carefully dismantled'
    If British Airways and Cosford say that, it must be true.

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    It says the fuselage will be carefully dismantled not the fin! At least at Cosford they are using correct equipment. the "Elf and Safety" people at East Fortune must have a different view!! See the 1-11. This brings back happy memories of putting aircraft together at East Fortune using pallets but bales of Straw!! Never!
    Robert Whitton,
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    Oh it's all too much for me - heartbreaking.

    When I'm king, they'll all fly again.

    Roy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotus72
    that's one pretty aircraft.
    Too true. But remember that one day Senna will step off a VC10 into a Lotus 49, go flat through Eau Rouge and then depart in a Hunter F6.

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    aww, does it _have_ to be a Hunter?
    Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group / Jetstream Club

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    No apologies for bringing up this subject again. The Viscount fuselage is now inside at East Fortune in the store hanger and the Trident cockpit is on display.
    Last edited by Robert Whitton; 21st August 2010 at 14:16.
    Robert Whitton,
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