Avro Vulcan XH558 - world's last flying Vulcan bomber forced to retire in 2013

Vulcan to retire

Avro Vulcan. Part of the V-Force, the Vulcan was Britain's airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability utilised in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982.

AVRO VULCAN Originally part of the V-Force triad, Britain’s airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. The V Bombers were armed with the Blue Steel stand off missile. With the withdrawal.

Royal Air Force, RAF Avro Vulcan Bombers  I saw these at Offutt AFB. They were impressive machines. Rumors were that the individual that designed the complicated landing gear went nuts. Can't confirm.

Royal Air Force, Avro Vulcan bomber is a jet-powered tailless delta wing high-altitude strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until They were used for the first time in the Falklands war.

Avro Vulcan bomber -  Remember James Bond?

World's last flying Vulcan bomber faces £600k repairs... or the scrap heap

Hadley-Page Victor first flew in 1959 as part of the RAF "V" bomber fleet. It's role changed to photo recon in 1968 and then to aerial tanker in Victor were retired in

The crew of an Avro 'Vulcan' B.1 bomber pose infront of their aircraft. This aircraft is from 230 Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, in 1959.

RAF-T The crew of an Avro Vulcan bomber pose infront of their aircraft. This aircraft is possibly from No 230 Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF Waddington Lincolnshire

Avro Vulcan - the noise of these aircraft scrambling fuelled my love of rock music...but still nothing compares!

The mighty Vulcan,showing off its old school camo, its presence, its agility, its power to manoeuvre like tons. Its a legend!

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Bill Ramsey reflects on the emotional rollercoaster of Avro Vulcan final flights prior to its retirement in October

The British Vulcan Bomber - I got to watch one of these big incredible planes flying in the UK in the early 90s

The British Vulcan Bomber - I got to watch one of these big incredible planes flying in the Chicago airshow back in the in the It was really a sight to see!

The Avro Vulcan, originally it was painted in anti-flash white shown here.  As Soviet air defence improved low level flight was needed to avoid it and the aircraft were painted with a camouflage pattern.

Three Avro Vulcans in formation. A sight to see one of these do a barrel roll. - Grandad used to fly these

Vulcans in Camera - Avro Vulcan B2 BS XL384. This is a well-used photograph of Avro Vulcan B2 Blue Steel XL384 over the Niagara Falls with a W103A Blue Steel training round. 384 was delivered to No 230 OCU at RAF Finningley in April 1962. It was withdrawn from service in August 1963 and returned to Woodford for reengining with Olympus 301 engines and conversion to B2 Blue Steel. It reentered service with the Scampton Wing in August 1964. In February 1970, 384 was converted back to free…

RAF Avro Vulcan carrying a Blue Steel missile over Niagara Falls in 1965 (MOD/Crown Copyright)

Vulcan Bomber.  Saw it up close and personal at RAF Mildenhall's annual air show.  Impressive...but the SR-71 was about 100 feet away :).

Vulcan Bomber, such a shame that 2015 will be the last year that we see this magnificent plane flying

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