THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1950-1969
An unidentified Vickers Valiant B(K).1 of No 49 Squadron of the SACEUR assigned Tactical Bomber Force being defueled following a sortie at RAF Marham in 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 - History
Cold War British military aircraft, including history, surviving airframes, profile drawings, photos, walkarounds, links, references. Also viewing guides for UK airfields and the Test Flying Memorial
History Shall Be Kind
apostlesofmercy: “ The only Vickers Valiant B.2 ever built, first flying 4 September 1953. Intended as a pathfinder in nuclear war, an obsolete role, this all black beast clocked 640 mph at sea-level....
A view of a Vickers Valiant B(K).1 aircraft of probably No 214 Squadron at its base at RAF Marham, Norfolk, undergoing preparations for a flight. A technician checks the refuelling basket.
This is an image from the Imperial War Museum Collection. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1950 - 1967© Crown copyright. IWM (RAF-T 4907) Original photo link here - www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205213871# A view of a Vickers Valiant B(K).1 aircraft of probably No 214 Squadron at its base at RAF Marham, Norfolk, undergoing preparations for a flight. A technician checks the refuelling basket.