Vulcan B Mk.1 XA909 Delivered on 1 October 1957 and fitted with Olympus 104 engines. Converted to B.1A standard in 1962. Served with: 101 Squadron, 50 Squadron Waddington Wing. Crashed on Anglesey on 16 July1964 following an engine explosion. All crew escaped.
“Avro Vulcan B2s flying past at RAF Waddington in June 1978. #1 is XM605 of No 101 Squadron, #2 is XL427 of No IX Squadron and #3, desperately trying to get into position, is XM654 of No 50 Squadron. Meanwhile, display aircraft XM573 of No 44...
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.
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. (Photo via Flickr: Kemon01)