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6 minutes ago, Scimitar said:

 

xn979.jpg

Ouch.  Mind you, he clearly had zero forward airspeed when he hit the ogg-splash.

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14 minutes ago, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

he clearly had zero forward airspeed when he hit the ogg-splash.

That's correct.

09/06/1966 XN979 V-232Buccaneer S2 801 NAS Crashed shortly after take off from HMS Victorious off the Lizard, Cornwall. It stalled due to an underwing combination which had not been tested. Nose to the CIT at Cranfield.

 

This was followed up by Boscombe Down who did not believe that the empty slipper tanks caused the accident so they sent out a test pilot. He took off in XN979's replacement and promptly crashed in the same circumstances.

 

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=137469

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Should have had the widescreenband doohickeys, might have been a better underwing flow and stopped the stall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:clown:

 

Only kidding, I'm glad no-one was hurt

 

 

And ON it is then...

 

 

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23 hours ago, perdu said:

wonder what the store shown on the port inner pylon is?

I haven't been able to find out yet. I thought that it might be a SNEB/Matra pod without the nose but have my doubts as it extends too far behind the pylon I think.

Those pods also had a slight taper at the back. Perhaps early ones didn't?

Anyway,whilst reading up on the S50 I came across this nice one of the weapon load. I also include the well known photo of an 801 aircraft at Lossiemouth with a weapons display.

Still doesn't answer the question because nothing in there looks like that pod.

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I wondered about a Matra pod too

 

Puzzle innit

 

:)

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My friend and Buccaneer guru up at the former HMS Fulmar,says that it is a Matra pod without the nose.

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On 8/17/2018 at 1:09 PM, Ex-FAAWAFU said:

I shall adopt the term “wide-band Doohickey”

 

On 8/17/2018 at 3:18 PM, perdu said:

Should have had the widescreenband doohickeys

 

I have to say it is fetchingcatching description!

 

So tempting to knock up a master (perhaps two, as they are likely port and starboard handed) and run off some resin copies and market then as exactly that. Only true Buccaneer aficionado's will ever know!

 

Terry

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Ah yes, but which widescreenband doohickeys will you market?

There were pointy ones

Scooptopped ones

And other less scooptopped but slightly askew visually, ones

 

Anyroadup, I'll have a couple of each, OK

 

;)

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7 hours ago, Terry1954 said:

So tempting to knock up a master (perhaps two, as they are likely port and starboard handed)

Every Buccaneer already looks to me as if it has been knocked up (American English definition)! 🤣

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