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From: Loy Pressley <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 11:10:40 -0800 Fwd Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 13:57:58 -0500 Subject: Re: 'Similarities' between Belgian UFO & Vulcan > Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 04:39:35 -0500 > To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> > From: Jerry Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: 'Similarities' between Belgian UFO & Vulcan Bomber > >From: BRETT.OLBRYS@appl.ge.com > >To: <email@example.com> > >Subject: UFO UpDate: 'Similarities' between Belgian UFO & Vulcan > >AVRO Vulcan Bomber > > Does anyone else notice the similarity between this Bomber > > and the Triangular craft that was photographed during the [snip] > Hello Brett, > The big question for me is "wouldn't the Belgium Air Force (part of > the NATO chain) be able to figure this out somehow, before going > public with it?" When I saw the case recreated on "Unsolved > Mysteries," with the videotaped testimonies of dispatchers, police, > high brass from the Belgium military and the gun camera data I was > impressed. They were baffled. [snip] > Respectfully, > Jerry Cohen [snip] > >-----end here---- I took a look at the video and, to me, it doesn't seem very similar. We I was in the Air Force in 1965, I had an opportunity to see a Vulcan bomber up close and also a chance to look it over closely while it was on the ground. It was a huge airplane. One of the main landing gear wheels was as tall as my shoulders (I am 6' tall). The bomber itself was about 12' off the ground when parked on the ramp on it's landing gear. I remember thinking as I saw it enter the traffic pattern to land that it must have had very powerfull engines because it looked like a brick flying around. It also was one of the loudest airplanes I've ever heard. While the Vulcan appeared to be huge, its wing span was much less than that of a B-52 and it was only about 2/3rds the length of a B-52. I think it appeared to be so huge because the engines were located in the wing and, therefore, the wings were very thick as compared to a B-52 or a similar aircraft. I don't remember any lights on it that would compare to the lights reported in the Belgium sighting. I believe the landing lights were located on the nose landing gear housing. I also don't think that the Vulcan bomber could fly very slowly. Delta wings don't produce much lift at low speed. They're designed primarily for high speed flight. Also, the engines make so much noise that I would find it hard to believe that anyone could identifiy it as anything other than an aircraft. Besides, the Vulcan bomber has been retired for a long time... Page from the website of: CohenUFO.org
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