Vulcan in History
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On July 01 in 1960, XH558 took off from the Avro factory at Woodford for her delivery flight to RAF Waddington. Today she is the only flying Vulcan, the only flying V-Force aircraft and the only flying large all-British four-engined jet. This coming weekend she will return to RAF Waddington to deliver her spectacular display at the airshow. Here she is on that flight, a brand-new Vulcan in Anti-Flash White to protect her crew from some of the thermal radiation from a nuclear explosion.
30 years ago on March 31st, the last operational Vulcan squadron was disbanded. These remarkable aircraft had been in service since 1956, serving in a huge variety of roles; a remarkable achievement for the engineers who began this story in 1947. www.vulcantothesky.org/news/549/82/Last-Vulcan-squadron.html