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Lightning pit stop

An Avro Vulcan and a Handley Page Victor are flying through a thunderous night sky on a operation to the Falklands. The Vulcan is the bomber and the Victor is the fuel tanker. The Vulcan is heading in front of the Victor for a refueling. On this journey the Vulcan would refuel seven times on the journey to the target and once on the way back.
The Vulcan was one of the three V bombers the Vulcan, Victor and the Valiant. The Vulcan was chosen as the main nuclear and normal bomber and the victor did a little time as a bomber but was converted to be a fuel tanker.

The composition is constructed with several images. The aircraft photographed at air shows and the back ground from the files.

Tags: General Vulcan Digitally manipulated Digital art Compositions

Voters: colijohn, v8dunc, Mari and 2 more

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Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
11 Jan 2012 8:57PM
A brilliant image Connor.

Not just in its execution but there was obviously some serious thought put into its conception.

This must rate as one of your best.



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UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
11 Jan 2012 9:02PM
Thanks for the thoughtful comment Bren.

Mari 13 1.8k Wales
11 Jan 2012 11:59PM
Fabulous atmosphere Connor, a little bit menacing, wonderfully done Smile

Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
14 Jan 2012 10:37PM


As I said above Connor, this is a brilliant image at which I've looked several times.
In fact, it's impressed me sufficiently to award it my user award.
Well done.

UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
15 Jan 2012 12:19PM
Thanks mari for your comment. Thanks a lot Bren for your kind words and your award.

Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
15 Jan 2012 9:54PM
Smile Great atmosphere in this Connor. Excellent concept and execution.

Did you ever read Sharkey Ward's book about the Falklands conflict? Imaginatively titled "Sea Harrier Over The Falklands" it was nevertheless a really interesting book and had some very scathing comments on the cost/benefit equation of these Blackbuck missions. Used enormous quantities of fuel and resources for very little effect...

Cheers, Goggz
16 Jan 2012 9:36AM
Startling atmospheric feel to this one (and I don't mean the lightning!) - the skyscape is first class with real depth afforded by the aircraft. Excellent all round.

16 Jan 2012 9:38AM
This one deserves a 'medal'. Can't find my medal function - am old and stupid.
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
16 Jan 2012 10:27AM

Quote:Can't find my medal function - am old and stupid.

I wouldn't say that Pat.

Click on the "award" button below the image.
UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
16 Jan 2012 8:45PM
Thanks everyone for your comments. Never read that pacific book but will have a look out for it Goggz. Thanks Grampa, Old yes but stupid never.


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