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Avro Vulcan Aircraft

Updated on December 28, 2014
Avro Vulcan
Avro Vulcan

A British Bomber

The Vulcan bomber was designed by A.V. Roe, and first entered service with the RAF in 1956 as the United Kingdoms airbourne nuclear deterrent for the Cold War. However it was only during the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina that it showed it's capability as a conventional bomber

I've been collecting vintage aircraft advertisments for a number of years and thought the squidoo page would be the ideal opportunity to present some of my favorite advertisments I have of the British Avro Vulcan aircraft from the 1950s and 1960s.

Technical Specification

 

Type

Strategic Bomber

Crew

5

Max Speed

Mach 0.95 Indicated

Max Take-off Weight

204000lb

Service Ceiling

45000ft-56000ft

Wingspan

111ft

Length

105ft 6 inches

Height

27ft 1in

Engines

4 x Bristol Siddeley Olympus

Armaments

1 x Blue Steel missile or

 

1 x nuclear bomb or

 

21 conventional bombs


1952 - Avro 698 (First Delta Bomber)

1952 - Avro 698 (First Delta Bomber)
1952 - Avro 698 (First Delta Bomber)

1953- Aerodynamic Simplicity

1953- Aerodynamic Simplicity
1953- Aerodynamic Simplicity

1954-Servicing Simplicity

1954-Avro Vulcan Servicing Simplicity
1954-Avro Vulcan Servicing Simplicity

1955-Cruise at near sonic Speed

1955-Avro Vulcan cruise at near sonic speed
1955-Avro Vulcan cruise at near sonic speed

1957- Now in Service

1957- Avro Vulcan Now in Service
1957- Avro Vulcan Now in Service

1958 - V Bomber Force

1958 - Avro Vulcan the V Bomber Force
1958 - Avro Vulcan the V Bomber Force

Keep the Vulcan Flying - XH558

The banner takes you to the homepage of the organisation that helps keep the "Delta Lady" XH558, the last Vulcan flying.

If you would like to help please visit their website for further details to keep this classic aircraft in the air.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Very interesting lens. I never knew much about British military aviation but obviously, I've been missing some cool stuff.

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      Chuck Nelson 

      6 years ago from California

      Interesting article. I am a bit of a white knuckle flyer but I am interested in flight and aircraft. Like much of technology, aircraft technology is changing rapidly.

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      HaroutA 

      6 years ago

      Interesting stuff, here's your 5th like. Enjoy!

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      GenesisLabs 

      6 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens. The Vulcan still looks cool even now.

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