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Post by VEGAS »

TobyVickers wrote:Cosford Museum has just lost another potential visitor. :curse:
Me too. However we knew this was coming, it was only a case of when.. :sad:
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Post by marcus »

aarrgh!! no this can't be, I must have had a bad dream....... no I haven't it's real :doh:
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Post by Vixus »

Everyone does know that eventually all examples of classic aircraft will pass away as they run out of maintenance funding or interest.

God forbid, but it'll happen. But as long as they can be experienced in my lifetime and in my grandchildren's lifetime I have no worries. Of course, the interest has to be carried down. Unless all the classics go private they won't last without proper funding.

Then, that goes for anything, doesn't it. :crying:
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Post by Garry Russell »

It really is a social crime that someone could not save this in it's entirety.

By the look of the inside of the cut pieces it was in fair condition throught given the circumstances

Trouble is.......

It's done now :sad:

I think one days someone official will stand up ad say it shouldn't have been allowed to happen

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Post by blanston12 »

It looks like she is being disassembled rather than broken up, hopefully they plan to reassemble her somewhere else.
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Post by TobyV »

Sorry Joe, only the nose (and rather a small part of it at that) is being saved. As can be seen in the photos, teh bottom has been cut off even that and the large hole in the port side of the fuselage is to allow them to remove the "fluff" (seats, carpets, wall panels, overhead bins etc). Looking at the other pictures the windows in the rear of the cabin have been smashed out and the engines are sitting on the crumpled remains of their cowlings :sad:

No more preserved Trident 1s :sad:
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Post by blanston12 »

TobyVickers wrote:No more preserved Trident 1s :sad:
:sad: Wishful thinking on my part.

Not that long ago I was going through a reference on WW1 and WW2 battleships looking to see where any preserved ships were, while the US has at least 5 in museums with plans for three more, while britan, which had at one time the finest fleet in the world has none. I hope these old airliners don't go the same way.
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Post by TobyV »

The only remaining Trident 1C anywhere now is G-ARPO at Teesside, but that isnt exactly looking great:

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There may now be insufficient parts anywhere to actually put a complete T1 back together.
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Post by Vixus »

If they worked really hard on it, they could make it look better.
Anyway, that's what the world is doing. Throwing away its history.
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Post by TobyV »

No reason to Vixus, its used for fire training and it probably will be up until its scrapped too.
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