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dambuster

Aardvarks 1986

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Finally scanned a few of my oldies.

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Taken on my trusty old Canon AE1 in the early evening somewhere over the North Sea.

Peter

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Super shots, thanks for sharing!

(Great days those were, minutes away from nuclear annihilation- somehow I felt safer then!... )

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Lucky man, Have you many in your collection? Would love to see them.

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Superb shots of one of the greats.

Used to spend ages on Mablethorpe beach as a young lad watching these

bombing Donna Nook. . . happy days

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You lucky lucky man!

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Really great shots mate.

Missed the Aardvark. One more of the great airplanes gone from the skies :weep:

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Know that this thread has been around a while now, but only just found it! Building a UH 'vark in the near future- I have one question- what the heck ARE those stores on the inner pylons? see them all the time and can't fathom it. Are they ECM? They seem pretty much ubiquitous on 80's 'varks so thought I should include them. Any help gratefully received!

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Those stores are SUU-21 practice bomb dispensers, seemed pretty popular with USAFE aircraft rather than the SUU-20 used State-side. I've heard tell in the past that they were used in Europe for safety as the bottom wasn't open as on the -20, however, dispensers such as CBLS were exposed so that reason may well be a load of tosh!

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Magic - very happy memories of the Heyford Varks and their crews...

Drive past UH going to and from work - a sad place now.

Iain

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Nice, I used to see these on a daily basis over the lake district. One or two crashed there as well.

I've an old Academy 1/48 kit with Paragon slats that I may get around to building some day.

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