Avro Vulcan .. from the days when we could defend ourselves before that C#nt Blair #conman

Celebrating the aircraft designed and built on Long Island, along with some other planes I think are beautiful.

RAF Leuchars Lightning F6

English Electric Lightning F 6 fighters of No 11 Squadron RAF prepare for take-off at RAF Leuchars in Fife.

Crew of a Victor B1 scrambles for their aircraft, RAF Cottesmore 1959.

Crew of a Victor B1 scrambles for their aircraft, RAF Cottesmore 1959.

A Handley Page Victor bomber crew on quick reaction alert (QRA) scramble their aircraft for a mock nuclear strike mission.

Black Buck Buddies by Ivan Berryman - It is ironic that, just as the RAF were beginning to retire or re-assign their ageing force of V-bombers, the situation in the Falkland Islands called for a long-distance bombing mission to disable the runway at Port Stanley which now threatened to become an operational fighter base for the Argentine Air Force. Flying a round trip of some 8,000 miles, it was necessary for Avro Vulcan XM607 to refuel several times from a fleet of Victor tankers who…

Painting of Vulcan refueling from a Victor bomber converted to the tanker role.

Handley Page Victor K2

Handley Page Victor dropping iron bombs. Probably the nearest it came to it's original task as a nuclear bomber.

The navigator-plotter of Victor B.1 XH928 of 10 Squadron at RAF Cottesmore, seen in position through the window of the visual bomb aiming position, June 1959

In Cold War pictures, how the RAF has always been ready to face Russia

The navigator-plotter of Handley Page Victor of 10 Squadron at RAF Cottesmore, seen in position through the window of the visual bomb aiming position, June 1959

RAF English Electric Lightning and Russian Tupolev TU-95 Bear

27 high tension photos of NATO jets intercepting Russian warplanes

RAF English Electric Lightning and Russian Tupolev Bear - cold war choreography!

An overhead view of a Vickers 'Valiant' B(K).1 aircraft of 49 Squadron RAF undergoing preparations for a flight at its base of RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire, April 1964. The aircraft is painted in dark green and medium grey tactical camouflage reflecting the change from the high to low-level flying adopted in early 1964.

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

The Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow was a delta-winged interceptor aircraft. First flight: March 1958. Project Cancelled: February 1959. Click for a bigger picture.

The Avro Canada Arrow was a delta-winged interceptor aircraft. First flight: March Status: Cancelled February

Vickers Valiant B(PR).1 of No 543 Photo Reconnaissance Squadron at RAF Wyton

Vickers Valiant of No 543 Photo Reconnaissance Squadron at RAF Wyton

Ground crew at RAF Scampton lower the cockpit-escape canopy onto an Avro Vulcan B.2 of No 83 Squadron RAF.

Ground crew at RAF Scampton lower the cockpit-escape canopy onto an Avro Vulcan of No 83 Squadron RAF.

RAF Vickers Valiant WP207 Embakassi, Nairobi Airport 12-14th May 1959. Crew Chief was C/T A Andrews [Michael Bullen]

RAF Vickers Valiant Embakassi, Nairobi Airport May Crew Chief was C/T A Andrews [Michael Bullen]

Can you even imagine witnessing this?! I'd be balling my blerry eyes out!

Can you even imagine witnessing this? I'd be balling my blerry eyes out!

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