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)
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)
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 It was withdrawn from service in August 1963 and returned to Woodford for reengining with Olympus 301 engines and conversion to B2 Blue Steel.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…
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.