English Electric Lightning F6

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft of the Cold War era. It was designed, developed, and manufactured by English Electric, who were subsequently absorbed by the newly-formed Wikipedia

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

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

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.

Crew of a Handley Page Victor bomber scrambles for their aircraft, RAF Cottesmore

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.

Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2 aircraft picture

Photo taken at Elvington in England, United Kingdom on February

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

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

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