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Unforgettable sight

IT WAS WITH great sadness that I read your Editorial, concerning the Ministry of Defence’s attitude towards the last flying Vulcan (XH558).

Over a period of years attending many airshows around the United Kingdom, one of the highlights of every show has been the arrival and display of the mighty Vulcan.

On numerous occasions I have seen various Vulcans (when we had more than one) hold spectators spellbound.

But it was at RAF Mildenhall on Sunday May 24,1992 when I saw the Vulcan bring about 120,000 people to a standstill.

It was a beautiful, sunny day with very little cloud,

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Inevitable demise

THE DEMISE OF the last flying Avro Vulcan B.2 bomber was a sad but inevitable event — if not now, then certainly in ten or 12 years time. Having been ‘a total aviation person’, man and boy, for 30 years, I understand well the emotion and reaction of your correspondents.

However, let us pause for a moment and consider the state of the RAF today. Its master is Her Majesty’s Government (of whatever persuasion) and that master is elected by you, the electorate. Rightly or wrongly, the government has entered a period of contraction in defence capability, in which the

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OR CRUISER CHOPPER?

As we have described is called Class motorcycles — cruisers and choppers — confused even some editorial staff MN, so let’s set the record straight over L cruiser — a heavy motorcycle with a low-slung, designed for comfortable travel on a paved road at low speeds. For this purpose, the bike is equipped with bulky fuel tank, broad wings, protecting against dirt and splashes, additional lighting equipment and often — mounted wardrobe trunks for luggage.

Chopper same (from the English. chop — "hack") Is actually a cruiser, practicality is sacrificed appearance. Sudlinen-term front fork (which, respectively, initially "chopped off" and

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Avro Vulcan strategic bomber says goodbye to the sky

Avro Vulcan (Russian Avro Vulcan) — is a strategic English bomber, being in the middle of the second bomber «V-Series." Own the first flight of the machine took another 31 August 1952. Altogether, 136 bombers of this type, including aircraft prototypes. "Volcanoes" were in the Air Force in England from 1956 to 1984, becoming the Macarena, the last British strategic bombers. In combat aircraft took part only once, Avro Vulcan aircraft made several sorties during the Falklands War in 1982. At the current time in flying condition is only one of this type of aircraft (serial number of the machine

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