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)

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)

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.

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.

warisstupid:  Avro Vulcan XH558 by Gavin Weaver Photography on Flickr.

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US Air Force Boeing B-52 and a Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan flying over Edwards Air Force Base in California. (Photo via Flickr: Kemon01)

US Air Force Boeing B-52 and a Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan flying over Edwards Air Force Base in California. (Photo via Flickr: Kemon01)

Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan B.2 Bombers at RAF Waddington, circa early 1980s. Typically armed with nuclear weapons, the Vulcan was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability which was used in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982. (Image: Royal Air Force)

Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan B.2 Bombers at RAF Waddington, circa early 1980s. Typically armed with nuclear weapons, the Vulcan was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability which was used in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982. (Image: Royal Air Force)

An Avro Vulcan B.2 bomber dropping conventional ordinance during a training session over a bombing range (possibly in Canada).

An Avro Vulcan B.2 bomber dropping conventional ordinance during a training session over a bombing range (possibly in Canada).

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

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

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.

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.

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