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

Vulcan to retire

Manta Ray of the skies, Avro Vulcan - world's last flying Vulcan bomber forced to retire in 2013

Vickers 'Valiant' B(K).1 aircraft of 49 Squadron RAF undergoing preparations for a flight at its base of RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire, April 1964.

Vickers 'Valiant' aircraft of 49 Squadron RAF undergoing preparations for a flight at its base of RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire, April

Avro Vulcan.

from the days when we could defend ourselves before that C Blair

Vulcan

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Vulcan bomber UK

# 11 This Vulcan swooped down low almost to the ground and then lifted off again.

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‘Vulcan Bomber’ Poster by J Biggadike

Avro Vulcan

British Avro Vulcan Bomber (officially Hawker Siddeley Vulcan) strategic bomber, which was operated by the RAF from 1956 until 1984

♥ Shadow of Avro Vulcan flying over wrecked B24 in Libyan desert

Avro Vulcan over the wreck of the “Lady Be Good”, Libya, date unknown (via) UPDATE: not the “Lady Be Good”, as reasoned here.

Hadley-Page Victor B.2 first flew in 1959 as part of the RAF "V" bomber fleet. It's role changed to photo recon in 1968 and then to aerial tanker in 1969. Victor K.1's were retired in 1993.

World's last flying Vulcan bomber faces repairs. or the scrap heap

Vulcans in Camera - Avro Vulcan B2 BS XL384. This is a well-used photograph of Avro Vulcan B2 Blue Steel XL384 over the Niagara Falls with a W103A Blue Steel training round. 384 was delivered to No 230 OCU at RAF Finningley in April 1962. It was withdrawn from service in August 1963 and returned to Woodford for reengining with Olympus 301 engines and conversion to B2 Blue Steel. It reentered service with the Scampton Wing in August 1964. In February 1970, 384 was converted back to free…

RAF Avro Vulcan carrying a Blue Steel missile over Niagara Falls in 1965 (MOD/Crown Copyright)

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