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V Bombers



In the 1950's a new era was entered with the development of a new generation of heavy jet bombers, the Vickers Valiant, Avro Vulcan and Handley Page Victor. These three aircraft were all designed for specific roles within the RAF. Unfortunately the Valiants life was short-lived due to structural fatigue but the Vulcan and the Victor carried on RAF service with the Vulcan being phased out and the last squadron of Victor aircraft being disbanded in 1993.

The last few flights of the Victor were made to museums and for fire practice at RAF stations. The only Vulcan left flying in the world (XH558) is currently kept in an airworthy condition and is displayed at air shows throughout the country and gives an insight into some of our great aviation classics from the Cold War era.


Victor XM715 Teasin Tina & Vulcan XH558

Handley Page Victor K2 XM715 Teasin Tina accidental takeoff at Bruntingthorpe Taxi Event, Leicestershire May 2009
Avro Vulcan B2 G-VLCN/XH558 at Fairford Air Show (Royal International Air Tattoo) 2009