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Hawker Siddeley Vulcan at the National Cold War Exhibition.A Vulcan in the original anti-flash white, & in the later camo scheme. lost in a tragic landing accident at RAF Oct 5 crew.

Early British jet flight – the Frank Whittle story continues with a Falk family connection.

Early British jet flight – the Frank Whittle story continues with a Falk family…

Avro Vulcan XH558 - world's last flying Vulcan bomber forced to retire in 2013

Vulcan to retire

Avro Vulcan B2s XL317, XL444, XL425 & XM595 of No 617 Squadron on the ORP at RAF Cottesmore 1975

british-eevee: “Avro Vulcan jet bombers lined up at RAF Cottesmore ”

The two Vulcans of Black Buck 1 at Ascension, XM607 is nearer the camera

The two Vulcans of Black Buck 1 at Ascension, is nearer the camera

Vulcan B Mk.2 XL444.Completed 29 October 1962 & fitted with Olympus 201 engines.Blue Steel modified.Served with: 27 Squadron November 1962 Scampton Wing,230 OCU June 1966,Scampton Wing June 1967,230 OCU April 1971,27 Squadron May 1971,617 Squadron September 1971,230/617 Squadron July 1972,617 Squadron December 1973,35 Squadron May 1978,IX Squadron April 1981.Assigned Cat.5(c) RAF Waddington & grounded 10 September 1982.Sold to Bird Group as scrap 8 December 1982.

Vulcan B Mk.2 XL444.Completed 29 October 1962 & fitted with Olympus 201 engines.Blue Steel modified.Served with: 27 Squadron November 1962 Scampton Wing,230 OCU June 1966,Scampton Wing June 1967,230 OCU April 1971,27 Squadron May 1971,617 Squadron September 1971,230/617 Squadron July 1972,617 Squadron December 1973,35 Squadron May 1978,IX Squadron April 1981.Assigned Cat.5(c) RAF Waddington & grounded 10 September 1982.Sold to Bird Group as scrap 8 December 1982.

Avro Vulcan. Part of the V-Force, the Vulcan was Britain's airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability utilised in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982.

AVRO VULCAN Originally part of the V-Force triad, Britain’s airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. The V Bombers were armed with the Blue Steel stand off missile. With the withdrawal.

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