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(Daily Mail)   The last Vulcan bomber, a crucial weapon for England in the 1982 Falkland Islands war, remains flying. It is pretty Vulcan amazing   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 9
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2013-06-08 06:40:34 PM
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i280.photobucket.com

I know where there is one more....
2013-06-08 04:48:08 PM
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We have a Vulcan at the Nebraska Strategic Air and Space Museum (there used to be an active RAF squadron based at Offutt AFB in Omaha, and when they were pulled back to the UK, they donated a Vulcan). It has a both retro and futuristic look to it. Amazing that it's an airframe as old as our B-52s.

i44.tinypic.com

Trivia Note: During the Falklands conflict, Vulcans flew out from US airbases to do air recon over the islands and relay the data to the approaching Royal task force. This Vulcan in particular is most likely an actual relic from that war.

BONUS: You Tube video of this bomber when it was still flying:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K93BqKvRpc
2013-06-08 01:49:25 PM
2 votes:
blogs.edweek.org

Looks like a great day for the UK.
2013-06-08 08:10:23 PM
1 votes:

Riche: [blogs.edweek.org image 500x124]

Looks like a great day for the UK.


The UK education budget is more than twice its defense budget.

/Before anyone gets all derpy about US spending, the US spends more per pupil than nearly any other country in the world.
2013-06-08 04:32:04 PM
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spawn73: "Vulcan bombers were tactically vital in the 1982 Falklands War"

Uh no, they were completely irrelevant, and only used once to bomb a landing field on the Falkland islands as a publicity stunt. Kinda to show that the UK was on the way.

Either the author of the article is lying or a complete moron.


There were five Black Buck missions, and two more which were scrubbed. Although they didn't shut down air ops, the first one encouraged the Argies to move fighter resources north to protect BA, away from the Falklands theatre. As well, it may have led to Belgrano stumbling across Conqueror, and you know how that turned out, right?

I'm going to say the quibble is "useful" vs. "vital"; it's the Daily Fail, so you have to assume a certain amount of jingo in almost anything about the services.

Score: Meh.
2013-06-08 04:15:41 PM
1 votes:
"Vulcan bombers were tactically vital in the 1982 Falklands War"

Uh no, they were completely irrelevant, and only used once to bomb a landing field on the Falkland islands as a publicity stunt. Kinda to show that the UK was on the way.

Either the author of the article is lying or a complete moron.
2013-06-08 01:13:19 PM
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Barfmaker: Lost Thought 00: But seriously, we can't afford to feed the poor school children, it'll bankrupt the country

It was private money in this project from what I understand.


Yes, it's private money. http://www.vulcantothesky.org/
2013-06-08 12:05:10 PM
1 votes:
But seriously, we can't afford to feed the poor school children, it'll bankrupt the country
2013-06-08 12:02:33 PM
1 votes:
www.csmonitor.com
 
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