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Vigilante at IAT?

Postby LecLightning56 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:48 pm

In the business of sorting out some loose ends in my memory about aircraft observed in yesteryear, but does anybody recall seeing a US Navy Vigilante at the IAT events in the '70s and '80s? If so, please identify the year and the aircraft concerned.
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby Scuba 11 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:16 pm

Don't think one ever did IAT closest was on a carrier in Stokes Bay.
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby plmc135 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:49 am

EA-3B also at IAT Greenham Common in 1977, but definitely no RA-5C's.
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby graham luxton » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:22 am

plmc135 wrote:EA-3B also at IAT Greenham Common in 1977, but definitely no RA-5C's.


Same one (144852/18 "Ranger18", VQ-2) at IAT'76 as well. Bit of thread creep - at least one Vigilante visited Mildenhall.
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby IanM » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:26 am

I've attended every IAT since 1977 and no Vigilante has visited in that time.

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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby Malcolm » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:40 am

LecLightning56 wrote:In the business of sorting out some loose ends in my memory about aircraft observed in yesteryear, but does anybody recall seeing a US Navy Vigilante at the IAT events in the '70s and '80s? If so, please identify the year and the aircraft concerned.


I saw some B/W photos on the web a while back - I think an A5 did attend a show in either Belgium or Holland in the 70's - Got a feeling is was either KB or Soesterburg. Did you ever venture abroad in the 70's?

Edit : Found it - Liege/Bierset in 1969 http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Navy ... te/2246441
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby LecLightning56 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:12 pm

graham luxton wrote:
plmc135 wrote:EA-3B also at IAT Greenham Common in 1977, but definitely no RA-5C's.


Same one (144852/18 "Ranger18", VQ-2) at IAT'76 as well. Bit of thread creep - at least one Vigilante visited Mildenhall.


Please let me know when the A-5 was at Mildenhall and if possible the aircraft concerned. It could be I got IAT mixed up with the Air Fete.
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby graham luxton » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:40 pm

LecLightning56 wrote:
graham luxton wrote:
plmc135 wrote:EA-3B also at IAT Greenham Common in 1977, but definitely no RA-5C's.


Same one (144852/18 "Ranger18", VQ-2) at IAT'76 as well. Bit of thread creep - at least one Vigilante visited Mildenhall.


Please let me know when the A-5 was at Mildenhall and if possible the aircraft concerned. It could be I got IAT mixed up with the Air Fete.


Only vaguely remember being told about it in the 1960's but none ever appeared at any of the Mildenhall shows back then. No more info unfortunately.
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby iainpeden » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:14 pm

I think a B-58 Hustler appeared at an air show at Mildenhall in the 1960's but never an Air Fete. Could you be mixing the 2 up?
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby plmc135 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:32 pm

Major drift from topic but 92440 B-58A was at 1969 MHZ show.
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Re: Vigilante at IAT?

Postby LecLightning56 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:06 pm

Funny how memories sometimes play tricks with you, but I think that I shall finally capitulate to the fact that no such aircraft had visited any UK airshows in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Well, if there had not been one on display then there should certainly have been on account of its elegant design, let alone delighting enthusiasts.
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