The end of HMS Vanguard

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The end of HMS Vanguard

Post by paulcadogan » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:07 am

So sad to watch on film.....covers her trip to the breakers yard and her scrapping..... :(
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Re: The end of HMS Vanguard

Post by sineatimorar » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:11 pm

Yep, that's the way the brits do it. Not one of the last mods of the nimrods saved, I be suprised if any operational harrier is about in a museum in UK. We are lucky the Belfast is were she is. Could not believe it when I heard that when the last spitfire was decommissioned, they simply wheeled them out into a field and lit them up!

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Re: The end of HMS Vanguard

Post by tameraire01 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:58 pm

She would of been very useful in 82 and gulf war with modern weapons those 15 inch guns would strike the fear of god into anyone. Most modern weapons would not do anything to her, pure power.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. Joseph Stalin

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