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    Tried to show a couple of wreks in the western Brecon Beacons a while ago but failed, so hopefully its sorted
    First is a Wellington, second a Vampire.




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    Wow! Brilliant. If you're into plane wrecks go see the Superfortess up on Bleaklow near Glossop. I can send you some directions if you wish.
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    Nice pics, im amazed the vegetation hasnt covered such old relics up.

    TeeJF - I'd be interested in the NGR for the superfort, if you would be happy to PM it me. Most times when ive been up on Bleaklow ive found it to live up to its name!

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    Nice - clearly identifiable double tail on the Vamp. Quite few of these crashed in testing. (I wonder where this one was flying out of?) Just reading Empire of the Clouds, which is a rather exciting book about the pioneers of jet aircraft - 1950's was a scary time to be a jet pilot, as evidenced by this wreckage.
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    The Wellington looks like the one on Waun Rydd.

    It crashed on 6th July 1942 after it became lost in thick clouds during a training exercise. All 5 members of the Canadian crew were killed.

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    Strange, looks like they have just been placed there.

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    You can still make out the twin booms on the Vampire - nice shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godzilla73 View Post
    Nice - clearly identifiable double tail on the Vamp. Quite few of these crashed in testing. (I wonder where this one was flying out of?) Just reading Empire of the Clouds, which is a rather exciting book about the pioneers of jet aircraft - 1950's was a scary time to be a jet pilot, as evidenced by this wreckage.
    Thanks for sharing
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    Just read this myself. A superb book detailing many of the risks of test flying.

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    Nice find hebog. Especially liking the Vampire...it looks as though it's pretty much kept it's shape and hasn't scattered much at all.
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    The Vampire has been rebuilt ?? to look like that, the cockpit is in a ditch further away and has been left alone.
    Not a blade of grass or moss grows around the Wellington, I think because the weather is leaching the aluminum away and its poisoning the ground, But the Vampire is ali. as well ?? So could be a more sinister reason.
    The Wellington is on Careg Goch. Becons park have a booklet for sale with all details, crash reason etc. About 20 in all if I remember, but very little left of the others.These are stll there because they are way up the hill, if you fancy a look bring strong legs. Got the cordinents if you want, my computer skills prevent me from putting it all on here with lots of photos.

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