G-ARVM is being taken apart.

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G-ARVM is being taken apart.

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:18 pm

Sad news, but on the Flypast forums a message was posted telling us that 'VM has lost its outer wings and has been moved to a different part of the museum site. This can only be the first sign that the process of taking the aircraft apart has started. :-({{|=

Topic here: http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=61517
The last photos to surface of 'VM as a whole airframe can be seen here: http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showth ... post992277
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Post by Tonkenna » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:29 pm

There are some truely horrible pics, and this is still unforgiveable by Cosford...

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Post by VC10-Feff » Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:33 am

Hello, Jelle: I just read and saw the pictures regarding the standard VC10 at Cosford and I'm heartbroken, to say the least. It's like seeing one of your best friends being ripped from limb to limb! I'm sorry it had to come to this as one would've thought there might've been enough will power or resources to save this glorious piece of British design and innovation. But thanks for keeping all us abreast of what's going on. Best regards, M.

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Post by Jelle Hieminga » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:38 pm

I know that the pictures are not exactly conductive to a positive mindset, but contrary to what's being reported in this month's Flypast the whole fuselage will be going to Brooklands. An announcement was made by the museum director on the Flypast forums a short while ago and this was also posted on the fence surrounding the aircraft at Cosford. I'm sure that more news will follow shortly.

Certainly preserving a whole aircraft is everyone's dream, but with the state of the aircraft, a parking space and restoration and transportation costs to consider, I'm sure that this is a more palatable outcome for G-ARVM than what happened to the 707 and especially the Trident.

Only click on this link if you've got a strong stomach: Scrapping of the tail section of 'VM.
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VC10 at brooklands

Post by MiniMadAndrew » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:58 pm

This VC10 has ended up at Brooklands - it is sat just at the bottom of their sprint hill thing. It does lok very sorry there but i believe that there are plans to restore it!!
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