Avro Vulcan XH477

Hill of St Colm, Aboyne, Aberdeen

 
     
 
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Aircraft: Avro Vulcan XH477 on Hill of St Colm, Aberdeenshire

 

 

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Wreckage Photos

 

 

BELOW (next 2 photos) : Pieces lying in the peat gullies on the bealach between Gannoch and Hill of St Colm.

 

(next 2 photos) : Pieces lying in the peat gullies on the bealach between Gannoch and Hill of St Colm.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 4 photos) : Pieces lying in the initial impact scar.

 

(next 4 photos) : Pieces lying in the initial impact scar.

 

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BELOW: Vulcan shaped impact scar.

 

Vulcan shaped impact scar.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Small pieces are scattered along these peat gullies over the baelach towards Hill of Cat.

 

Small pieces are scattered along these peat gullies over the baelach towards Hill of Cat.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 2 photos) : This is the area where the main bulk of the Vulcan burnt out.

 

(next 2 photos) : This is the area where the main bulk of the Vulcan burnt out.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: The scar is littered with melted alloy and small pieces.

 

The scar is littered with melted alloy and small pieces.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 3 photos) : There are pieces scattered everywhere. Some almost completely buried in the soft peat.

 

(next 3 photos) : There are pieces scattered everywhere. Some almost completely buried in the soft peat.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

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BELOW: A very old looking 'Hays' pop bottle. Hays was a local drinks manufacturer in Inverurie. It is lying amongst pieces of Vulcan.

 

 A very old looking 'Hays' pop bottle. Hays was a local drinks manufacturer in Inverurie. It is lying amongst pieces of Vulcan.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

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BELOW (next 2 photos) : This area looked like it had been used to bury wreckage.

 

(next 2 photos) : This area looked like it had been used to bury wreckage.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 6 photos) : Pieces lying on and around the 'burial pit'.

 

(next 6 photos) : Pieces lying on and around the 'burial pit'.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

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BELOW: Two larger turbine blades found in the 'burial pit' area.

 

Two larger turbine blades found in the 'burial pit' area.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 2 photos) : There were two scars made by the engines, both of which contained turbine blades.

 

(next 2 photos) : There were two scars made by the engines, both of which contained turbine blades.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 4 photos) : Large electronic device. I have contacted two Vulcan groups, one of which on seeing my photos suggested this is a gyroscope [Gary].

 

(next 4 photos) : Large electronic device. I have contacted two Vulcan groups, one of which on seeing my photos suggested this is a gyroscope [Gary].

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

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Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Voltage regulator (28 Volts DC).

 

Voltage regulator.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: By moving a panel lying on the surface I could see stuff was buried at least a foot deep. There could possibly be wreckage buried a lot deeper but as I didn't have a licence to dig I didn't dig! [Gary]

 

By moving a panel lying on the surface I could see stuff was buried at least a foot deep.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: This is the only crash site where I have ever taken home a souvenir; not a piece of Vulcan but a rather impressive Deer Antler!

 

This is the only crash site where I have ever taken home a souvenir; not a piece of Vulcan but a rather impressive Deer Antler!

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW (next 2 photos) : A few more pieces in the peat hags.

 

(next 2 photos) : A few more pieces in the peat hags.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 



 


Return Route Photos


 

BELOW (next 7 photos) : The way back to the car.

 

(next 7 photos) : The way back to the car.

 

Photo: © 2016 Gary Nelson

 


 


 

 

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