In the context of the other meaning of A2A (ie air combat), way back in 1974 (yikes! 45 years!) when on a training det at Waddington I saw a photo montage from a Vulcan & an RAAF Mirage playing as adversaries in an air defence exercise “Down Under”.
The first 4 or 5 pics were taken through the Aussie Mirage’s gunsight. They began by showing the Vulcan from behind, with the pipper coming down towards it. Then before the pipper came “on”, the Vulcan could be seen to start banking steeply, eventually disappearing Stage Right in the penultimate pic.
The last photo in the sequence showed the Mirage from behind, about 100 yds away, perfectly framed in the Vulcan’s windscreen.
Great stuff! Apart from the music; i'd rather feel the deep rumble of engines in the old guttywuts. Beautiful aircraft contrasting with it's original sinister purpose. One doesn't realise how vast the thing is until one stands under the wing in places such as Cosford RAF Museum. I read that it could outmanoeuvre it's contemporary adversaries, but if hit, the crew other than the pilots had little chance of a successful bailout. But in the philosophy of the time, what would there be to come back to?
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