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spikeXR809
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still standing but future unknown

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Happy New Year everyone

I took these pictures in October 13 of the VC10 Engine Ground Running Tubes silenced forever more.
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I am curious as to their fate...

Still there in Dec.

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St Athan had an exact copy of the set up at Brize, but they have been gone since 2012, just the concrete bases for the front of detuner tubes remain.
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Here are some photos of the tubes as of today 07/05/14 being demolished. A very sore sight to see :-({|=
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I thought I saw them being dismantled... sad indeed, the last tangible connection to the VC10 at BZZ :(
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i would love to see those taken to Wisley and the deserted airfield set up as a VC10 museum after all it is a wasted piece of land close Brooklands and was test site for the VC10. Perhaps time to write to the PM or the lottery fund? I used to live across the road from Wisley airfield and used to know the farmer who owns it now if hes still alive!

Anyone up for a cunning plan?
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:shock: :roll: :lol: ........er OK taken under advisement thank you George.

LATER EDIT ; offending post removed by Jelle please ignore!
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The Gremlins are gone again! I continue to be amazed how people actually think that silly posts like the one I just removed will generate any effect...
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I agree Jelle I thought that was a bit childish and immature :evil: [-X
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