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AVRO VULCAN

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Cold War pictures, how the RAF has always been ready to face Russia Three Vulcan of 617 Squadron, carrying Blue Steel training rounds, demonstrate a dispersal scramble at RAF Scampton on 9 August 1963 Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Ww2 Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Vickers Valiant, V Force, Avro Vulcan, Royal Air Force

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

These fascinating photographs from Imperial War Museum archives were assembled in full colour by historian Ian Proctor, and chronicle the history of the RAF after the Second World War.

Postcard 3 RAF Avro Vulcan of Waddington Wing in 1957 Bomber A few varied photos that I like Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Airplane History, Photo Avion, V Force, Avro Vulcan, Flying Boat

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Vulcan bombers from RAF Waddington flying in formation in 1957.

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 Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Vickers Valiant, Airplane History, V Force, South African Air Force, Avro Vulcan, Navy Aircraft, Jet Plane

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 XH558 flying over Beachy Head, East Sussex

The world's last airworthy Vulcan bomber has completed its final flight, which had to be kept secret until the last minute for fear huge crowds would attend Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Airplane History, Blackburn Buccaneer, Spitfire Airplane, Anti Flash, V Force, Avro Vulcan, History

Vulcan bomber touches down forever after final flight

The world's last airworthy Vulcan bomber has completed its final flight, which had to be kept secret until the last minute for fear huge crowds would attend

Powerful and deadly: The aircraft, the first to employ the distinctive delta-wing design on a large scale, was designed to drop nuclear weapons on the foes of Great Britain Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Vickers Valiant, Airplane History, Women's History, Modern History, Ancient History, Punk Genres, V Force

Last flight of the Vulcan: Stunning aerial pictures of bomber farewell

Cruising along at 580mph over the East Sussex coast, it is not just a model of elegance and engineering genius but a piece of history – Britain’s last Cold War bomber.

On this day..... At the end of April 1982, three of Waddington's Vulcans had deployed to Ascension Island and on 1st May, a single Vulcan (supported by 13 Victor tankers) attacked the Argentinian held airfield at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Just one bomb hit carried by XM607 hit the runway, but the strategic effects were huge - the Argentinian air forces immediately re-deployed its defensive fighter force to the Argentinian mainland to defend its airfields there, thereby… Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Vickers Valiant, Handley Page Victor, Ascension Island, V Force, Avro Vulcan, Delta Wing, Falklands War

On this day..... At the end of April 1982, three of Waddington's Vulcans had deployed to Ascension Island and on 1st May, a single Vulcan (supported by 13 Victor tankers) attacked the Argentinian held airfield at Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Just one bomb hit carried by XM607 hit the runway, but the strategic effects were huge - the Argentinian air forces immediately re-deployed its defensive fighter force to the Argentinian mainland to defend its airfields there, thereby…

Neil Cottle was the co-pilot of Hercules on 19 Sep 1991 and took these photos, of Avro Vulcan in formation with what looks like Handley Page Victor nose section still survives today at Bournemouth Aviation Museum. Military Jets, Military Aircraft, B1 Bomber, Vickers Valiant, Handley Page Victor, Aviation Magazine, V Force, War Jet

Neil Cottle was the co-pilot of Hercules XV217 on 19 Sep 1991 and took these photos, of Avro Vulcan XH558 in formation with what looks like Handley Page Victor XL164. XL164’s nose section still survives today at Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

Over water: Thousands of spectators cheered as the Red Arrows' nine British-built Hawk aircraft made a V-shape in front of the Vulcan Military Jets, Military Aircraft, Military Box, Air Fighter, Fighter Jets, V Force, Avro Vulcan, Delta Wing, Raf Red Arrows

Instagram post by Royal Air Force • Dec 29, 2015 at 11:15pm UTC

2,708 Likes, 23 Comments - Royal Air Force (@royalairforceuk) on Instagram: “Final flight with the Vulcan at Southport Airshow. Image: Cpl Steve Buckley #yearinreview…”