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Iron overcast

By javam    
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.


Tags: Flight Vulcan Transport Aircraft Aviation Riat Avro Xh558 V bomber Delta wing Sports and action

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CanonMan 16 524 4 England
19 Jul 2012 12:29AM
My favourite plane on the airshow circuit. Beautifully captured.

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debu 8 India
19 Jul 2012 12:49AM
Excellent capture.
tonyguitar 6 65 37 Canada
19 Jul 2012 3:27AM
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
User_Removed 16 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 7:01AM
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.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 8:15AM
A really great example of aeronautical photography, which has all the right ingredients, mixed up to produce such a great image.

Regards Nathan
NickHaigh 6 22 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 8:40AM
Hi Neil, great capture and yes there was a double engine failure, thats why it didnt fly at the Waddington Airshow unfortunately.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
19 Jul 2012 10:08AM
Big beautiful bird Neil, superbly executed !!
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 12:36PM
Thanks very much for the GEA Julia and thank for your comments all.

Good job they have a number of spare engines kicking around.
19 Jul 2012 1:20PM
Really great shot, love the angle
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2012 10:21PM
Thanks Marcia and thanks John for your UA, much appreciated, thank you.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
20 Jul 2012 3:39PM
A fine capture and congrats on the GEA
Regards Richard
User_Removed 16 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2012 7:58PM

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.
podgod 14 513 3 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 6:25PM
One of the best shots I've seen of the Vulcan.
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 1:01PM
Thanks Richard.

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

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