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Great Bombing Raids...

Postby SYN_Bandy » Fri May 30, 2014 10:00 am

EDIT: resurrecting this thread for all you 'mud pounders' out there (and no Macus, that ain't about masturbation in a bog, or something anal...)

Just starting to watch it, looks very promising after just 1 minute (you must see), posting it!

AND NO, it doesn't involve Harriers, it's about the Vulcan!
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Re: Longest Bombing Raid in History...

Postby SYN_MrWolf » Fri May 30, 2014 10:58 am

Thanks Bandy..
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Re: Longest Bombing Raid in History...

Postby SYN_Mugue » Fri May 30, 2014 12:13 pm

Haven't watched the clip posted, but I thought that "latest" longest bombing raid was done by B2's? (from middle Amerika to Afigangistani and back) Tho it could be I'm remembering some pro "home team" propaganda...(Which wouldn't be a stretch as we're a'wash in it.)

Not trying to downplay what was done then. I just love those Vulcans, they are some sexy looking birds! But you gotta wonder about the design considerations, when only the pilots get an ejection seat, everyone else gets to make do. :roll: :razz:
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Re: Longest Bombing Raid in History...

Postby SYN_Bandy » Fri May 30, 2014 12:29 pm

It is an older documentary, so you are likely correct Mugue that long range record may be broken, BUT not by such glorious obsolete technology. :grin: I mean, they completed this mission and then all the Vulcans were literally taken off active service 6 months later and smashed up.

Also, never knew the Vulcan's nick was the "tin triangle"... There's lots of funny stuff in there, and the Brits are willing to poke fun at themselves. Well worth a look.
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Re: Longest Bombing Raid in History...

Postby SYN_Per » Fri May 30, 2014 9:09 pm

Thx Bandy! As you said: well worth the watch.
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Re: Longest Bombing Raid in History...

Postby SYN_Flashman » Fri May 30, 2014 9:18 pm

Did you know the bombing radar used on the Vulcan at the falklands was essentially the same as used in Lancaster etc in WW2? Was a slightly updates H2S rader....
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Re: Great Bombing Raids...

Postby SYN_Bandy » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:23 am

If you don't have time to watch the whole thing, skip forward to the 1 hour mark for actual footage of 617 Squadron dropping several 12,000 lbs bombs and hitting the Tirpitz...
Tallboy was designed to be dropped from an optimal altitude of 18,000 ft (5,500 m) at a forward speed of 170 mph (270 km/h). Impacting at 750 mph (1,210 km/h), it made a crater 80 ft (24 m) deep and 100 ft (30 m) across and could go through 16 ft (4.9 m) of concrete.

speed of sound at sea level =
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