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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2012, 16:13 
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Cradles have been made, but approval and co-ordination with the various traffic authorities are delaying things a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2012, 17:20 
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It would be cool if they could put the Bucc in a C-130 and fly it to Ysterplaat> :)
And why do they need the traffic authorities approval to take the Buccaneer to ysterplaat?


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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2012, 17:58 
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nathan.howson wrote:
It would be cool if they could put the Bucc in a C-130 and fly it to Ysterplaat> :)
And why do they need the traffic authorities approval to take the Buccaneer to ysterplaat?


It's an abnormal load and would need special routing to get it there.


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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2012, 17:58 
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You need a heavy low-bed tractor-trailer to move the Buc. Hence, there will be significant traffic disruption, possibly event he temporary removal of low-slung cables, etc.

Edited to add: Roger beat me to it. :smt023


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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2012, 19:14 
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Towing the Buc on the road, like they did with the Grippens when they arrived not an option?
I assume it's wings can be folded, so less wingspan compared to the Grippen.
Just a thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 04 Jul 2012, 19:20 
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The undercarriage is a bit suspect for towing, and I doubt some of the roads it will have to travel along would be reinforced enough to handle the load of a Buc, Gripens are very light in comparison.

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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2012, 12:42 
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Click on the below link to see a sequence of photo's taken of a Bucc being moved by road in the UK.
This is a big aircraft ...
Notice the height of the tail in relation to the cabin of the truck and the undercarriage being much wider apart than the width of the lowbed....

http://buccsociety.conforums.com/index. ... &start=210

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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 05 Jul 2012, 18:09 
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Tks for that Henri, amazing the size of it when compared to the truck!

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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 05 Aug 2012, 16:14 
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Will the Bucc be put in 4 Hanger?
If so, is there even enough space in there?


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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 05 Aug 2012, 17:30 
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See 24 Sqn Facebook site for pictures posted today of 416 being test-lifted!!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/97812674476/


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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 05 Aug 2012, 18:19 
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Monique wrote:
The undercarriage is a bit suspect for towing, and I doubt some of the roads it will have to travel along would be reinforced enough to handle the load of a Buc, Gripens are very light in comparison.


Some of the original Buccs which were offloaded in Cape Town harbour were towed to Ysterplaat.
However I guess roads and traffic patterns have changed in the last 40 odd years...


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 Post subject: Re: Buccaneer 416
PostPosted: 10 Oct 2019, 22:10 
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Looks Like good progress has been made on 416's restoration.

Please post the latest pics.


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