The Avro Vulcan, originally it was painted in anti-flash white shown here.  As Soviet air defence improved low level flight was needed to avoid it and the aircraft were painted with a camouflage pattern.

The Avro Vulcan, originally it was painted in anti-flash white shown here. As Soviet air defence improved low level flight was needed to avoid it and the aircraft were painted with a camouflage pattern.

Stunning photographs of Vulcan bomber XH558 flying over Beachy Head

Stunning photographs of Vulcan bomber XH558 flying over Beachy Head

Photographer Andy Rouse had the best seat in the house when he was lucky enough to photograph the iconic Avro Vulcan bomber flying over Beachy Head, East Sussex

Avro Vulcan painted in the anti flash white carrying mock ups of the American Skybolt air lunched ballistic missile. The Skybolt was intended to form the British nuclear deterrent, but due technical problems the project was cancelled.

Avro Vulcan painted in the anti flash white carrying mock ups of the American Skybolt air lunched ballistic missile. The Skybolt was intended to form the British nuclear deterrent, but due technical problems the project was cancelled.

"And finally": Vulcan sunset © Gary Eason 2015 and my new best-seller. Info on…

"And finally": Vulcan sunset © Gary Eason 2015 and my new best-seller. Info on…

Avro Vulcan and Boeing B-52, the greatest of subsonic jet powered bombers of the 50's! #Aether

Avro Vulcan and Boeing B-52, the greatest of subsonic jet powered bombers of the 50's! #Aether

Avro Vulcan B2 XL317 of No 617 Squadron at RAF Luqa, Malta in 1975. The radome at the extreme rear of the aircraft covers the Red Steer Mk 1 rearward-looking radar. This radome was stubbier than the one over the improved Red Steer Mk 2. Fitting the Red Steer Mk 2 actually lengthened the aircraft by an inch or two!

Avro Vulcan B2 XL317 of No 617 Squadron at RAF Luqa, Malta in 1975. The radome at the extreme rear of the aircraft covers the Red Steer Mk 1 rearward-looking radar. This radome was stubbier than the one over the improved Red Steer Mk 2. Fitting the Red Steer Mk 2 actually lengthened the aircraft by an inch or two!

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