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« Reply #60 on: Nov 1st, 2007, 11:25pm »

on Nov 1st, 2007, 11:22pm, buccaneer01 wrote:
Is her cockpit still complete or??


There is barely anything left in the cockpit, even the rudder pedals have departed shocked grin haven't they Malcolm!! grin grin
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« Reply #61 on: Feb 13th, 2008, 9:12pm »

Whilst at Cosford, I took a couple of pictures of Buccaneer nose section S.1 XN962. (not XN972 as the markings would suggest).
Although I realise that it’s a first class paint job and paint does indeed cost money, it would be nice to see this one in a proper navy scheme seeing as no S.1’s ever served with the Royal Air Force.

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« Reply #62 on: Feb 14th, 2008, 1:01pm »

Agreed, It just dont look right in that canmmo get up huh huh

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« Reply #63 on: Feb 14th, 2008, 8:23pm »

very nice Cockpit section, the comments are right about the paint scheme though and gloss paint to boot! sad
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« Reply #64 on: Mar 20th, 2008, 11:58am »

A new one of XN964 at Newark Air Museum -16th March 2008.

Photo kindly suppiled by Mick Coombes.

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« Reply #65 on: May 21st, 2008, 8:39pm »

Its been a while, so here’s a new one…
This one is S.2 XN979. Unfortunately there’s not too much left due to the fact that she crashed immediately after take off from HMS Victorious in June 1966. The crew ejected safely and the aircraft was subsequently recovered from 300ft of water to allow a crash investigation. Apparently the cause was found to be a wrongly connected tail plane flap coupled with an un-tried stores combination!

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XN979 is currently on display at AeroVenture in Doncaster.

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« Reply #66 on: May 21st, 2008, 10:22pm »

saw the crash/ lizard point L/T Gemley/LT Elliss 66 Hms Victorious. Also another identical one Oct 66 L/T CDR Eagles/F/LT Scrivens Subic Bay / Hms Victorious It was the same problem caused by the boffins at Boscombe Down insiting that they new the correct angle setting of the tailfin at take off and the pilots didnt !!The Smooth boy that flew out to Singapore to show them how it should be done ended up in the drink himself some 60 secs later /Wing cmdr Crossley book "up in harms way" confirms my account wink laugh
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« Reply #67 on: May 21st, 2008, 11:17pm »

on May 21st, 2008, 10:22pm, sailor wrote:
saw the crash/ lizard point L/T Gemley/LT Elliss 66 Hms Victorious. Also another identical one Oct 66 L/T CDR Eagles/F/LT Scrivens Subic Bay / Hms Victorious It was the same problem caused by the boffins at Boscombe Down insiting that they new the correct angle setting of the tailfin at take off and the pilots didnt !!The Smooth boy that flew out to Singapore to show them how it should be done ended up in the drink himself some 60 secs later /Wing cmdr Crossley book "up in harms way" confirms my account wink laugh


There is footage of one of these accidents on the video/dvd - "The Story Of The Buccaneer"
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« Reply #68 on: Jul 2nd, 2008, 9:55pm »

This one got ‘visited’ again today. There really is not much left in the poor old girl now cry
At least all of the parts are going to a good home(s).

XV864. Manston 02-07-08…

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« Reply #69 on: Jul 3rd, 2008, 1:01pm »

Certainly could find a good home for those intakes wink wink

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« Reply #70 on: Jul 4th, 2008, 03:06am »

Not much lefthuh
I see plenty of parts on her. Complete cockpit section could go to a good home as a project and the airframe could be spares recovered with intakes flight controls wheels anything else that may help?
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« Reply #71 on: Jul 4th, 2008, 05:32am »

Ah, I understand your comments, but…

XV864 has been very heavily parts recovered. The cockpit is just a shell, much like the rest of the airframe. Apart from the main flying control PFU’s the hydraulics are all but gone. The electrical items are no more either and she is also very heavily corroded.

XV864 is on an MOD site where she is highly visible to any high ranking visitors. It is for this reason alone that she must remain looking like a Buccaneer and not a chopped up piece of scrap!
You’ll notice that she sports the battered intakes from XX894. The wheels have already been replaced and she now sits on red/yellow painted transport wheels. The canopy and ejection seats etc have all had to be replaced as well because they are ‘visible’ items. Unfortunately, just chopping the nose off and leaving site is not a permissible option.

For the time being XV864 is set to remain on site along with several other airframes and until she comes up for tender (which will be no time soon) she has to remain externally in one presentable piece!

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« Reply #72 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 9:00pm »

I dropped In to Newark earlier today to have another look at XN964. She looks superb in her new colour scheme with the markings applied.

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Well done to Mick and the rest of the team.
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« Reply #73 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 9:07pm »

Cracking pic's Francis, Mick and his team have done a fantastic job on 964.
Thanks for posting those.

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« Reply #74 on: Sep 12th, 2008, 7:17pm »

I just got back from a busy trip up north and managed to grab a few updated photos. It was great to meet up with Hugh (alias XV867) again as well!

XW530 Buccaneer Service Station, Elgin…

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One of these days I hope see this particular Buccaneer in decent weather/light and with no vehicles in the way!
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