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The Avro Vulcan "Spirit of Great Britain" - XH558 displaying at the RIAT.

Iron overcast is the nickname the American's gave it, presumably because they have no word for aluminium. Tongue

I have not being following the XH558 saga very closely, but I think there was some mention of an engine failure which presumably accounts for the different look to the engine nacelles.

As always, thanks for looking.

Neil

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jul 2012 - 12:02 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Iron overcast
Username:javam javam
Uploaded:19 Jul 2012 - 12:07 AM
Tags:Aircraft, Aviation, Avro, Delta wing, Flight, Riat, Sports / action, Transport, V bomber, Vulcan, Xh558
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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12489 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2012 - 12:29 AM

My favourite plane on the airshow circuit. Beautifully captured.

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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
19 Jul 2012 - 12:49 AM

Excellent capture.
debu

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tonyguitar
19 Jul 2012 - 3:27 AM

Put everyone in the shade while passing overhead at an air show near Vancouver BC years ago. We in Canada had a different Avro once. TG

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User_Removed
19 Jul 2012 - 7:01 AM

That's right Neil. In fact, a double engine failure. Oopps!
There is a story to it but I wouldn't talk about it on here I'm afraid.

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NDODS e2 Member 33150 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2012 - 8:15 AM

A really great example of aeronautical photography, which has all the right ingredients, mixed up to produce such a great image.

Regards Nathan

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NickHaigh
NickHaigh  2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 - 8:40 AM

Hi Neil, great capture and yes there was a double engine failure, thats why it didnt fly at the Waddington Airshow unfortunately.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2012 - 10:08 AM

Big beautiful bird Neil, superbly executed !!
Ron.

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javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2012 - 12:36 PM

Thanks very much for the GEA Julia and thank for your comments all.

Good job they have a number of spare engines kicking around.

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lulubaby
lulubaby  5 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 - 1:20 PM

Really great shot, love the angle

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javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2012 - 10:21 PM

Thanks Marcia and thanks John for your UA, much appreciated, thank you.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2012 - 3:39 PM

A fine capture and congrats on the GEA
Regards Richard

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User_Removed
20 Jul 2012 - 7:58 PM


Quote: thats why it didnt fly at the Waddington Airshow unfortunately

Er hem! There were a couple of other reasons why it didn't fly actually. Engines being the main reason.


..........anyway, nuff said I fink.

Last Modified By User_Removed at 20 Jul 2012 - 7:59 PM

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podgod
podgod  10494 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 6:25 PM

One of the best shots I've seen of the Vulcan.

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javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 1:01 PM

Thanks Richard.

Thanks very much for your comment and the UA Brad, very much appreciated.

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