Avro Vulcan

The Avro Vulcan sometimes referred to as the Hawker Siddeley Vulcan is a delta wing subsonic jet strategic bomber that was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1953 until 1984. It was developed by Avro in response to a specification released by the Air Ministry. At the time both jet engines and delta wings were considered cutting-edge and relatively unexplored; thus the small-scale Avro 707 was produced to test the principles of the design.

NY4861 : The Avro Vulcan, Solway Aviation Museum, Carlisle Airport, Cumbria - near to Irthington, Cumbria, Great Britain I like this 1
awesome Avro Vulcan is an enduring image of the Cold War era when the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation.2
The Avro Vulcan was a British delta wing subsonic bomber, operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984.3
* Avro Vulcan - History and pictures of the RAF's 1950s-1980s V-bomber/tanker aircraft. Comprehensive site from Damien Burke.4
Avro VulcanCypher3Added by Cypher3Avro Vulcan is a bomber strategic autonomy manufactured in large England by Avro.5
Avro Vulcan Manual Avro Vulcan Manual An insight into owning, restoring, servicing and flying Britain's legendary Cold War bomber.6
The Avro Vulcan was the most successful of Britain's iconic V-Force of cold war bombers.7
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Avro Vulcan In RAF Service = Avro Vulcan B.2 landing with parachute deployed Avro Vulcan B.9
The Avro Vulcan was one of Great Britons Strategic nuclear V bombers introduced in the cold war and was the last to remain operational as a bomber being 10
The Avro Vulcan is a delta wing subsonic jet bomber that was operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984.11
Avro Vulcan XL319 The design of the cockpit of the Vulcan reflects the need to shield the crew from the effects of a nuclear flash, there being very little window 12
The Avro Vulcan bomber was used by the Royal Air Force, as Britain's strategic nuclear deterrent, between 1956 - 1984.13

Made by Avro.

First flown in 1952, the Avro Vulcan was developed in response to the need for a four-engined nuclear bomber to counter the growing threat of the Soviet Union.14
The Avro Vulcan represented a major jump in British design and leadership. It required aerodynamics, engineering and powerplants that were both innovative and effective.15
Avro Vulcan B1 ads page at Classic Aircraft Classic Aircraft Homepage Avro Vulcan B1 Spare Parts at Classic Aircraft = 16
Avro Vulcan XM655 was third from last of the Vulcan bombers produced for the Royal Air Force, being delivered in late 1964, and was part of the UK's 17
Avro Vulcan in RAF colours, approved for flight by the CAA, and at a historic venue, namely the Farnborough International Air Show.18
Avro Vulcan - Definition = Avro Vulcan B1 Avro Vulcan B.19
The Avro Vulcan was a British built jet engined, delta-winged subsonic bomber, once part of the RAF's V bomber force.20
The Avro Vulcan was the last V Bomber to see active service in its primary role during the Falklands conflict.21
More Show Less The Avro Vulcan is probably the most famous and best loved of the three V-Bombers that constituted the Royal Air Force's nuclear strike force during the 1960s.22
The Avro Vulcan is undoubtedly the most famous, and possibly the most important, post-W.W.II V-Bomber aircraft used by the Royal Air Force.23
The Avro Vulcan was the second of the three British V-bombers to enter service.24
The Avro Vulcan was developed in parallel with the Victor and put into service in 1957.25
Avro Vulcan B2 Apart from the Avro Lancaster, the Vulcan is probably the most famous British bomber and the largest delta winged aeroplane ever built.26
Height Main
Height Alt
8.0 m
Bristol Olympus 101
or 102 or 104
Length Alt
29.59 m
Max Takeoff Weight Main
Thrust Main
Jet Or Prop
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Range Main
607 mi
Max Speed Alt
607 mph
Avro Vulcan cutaway showing internal compartments and bays
Vulcan B.1 XA897
Max Speed Main
Mach 0.96
See Also
Avro Vulcan
Max Speed More
at altitude
Cruise Speed Main
Mach 0.86
Max Takeoff Weight Alt
Ceiling Main
Number Built
March 1984
Unit Cost
Thrust Alt
Area Main
Cruise Speed More
at 45
000 ft
Primary user
Span Alt
30.3 m
Plane Or Copter?
First Flight
Number Of Jets
Production End Year
National Origin
United Kingdom
Span Main
Avro Vulcan Cutaway from Flightglobal.com
Production Start Year
Type of jet
Empty Weight Alt
Length Main
Area Alt
330.2 m²
Range Alt
Similar Aircraft
* Boeing B-47 Stratojet* Handley Page Victor* Tupolev Tu-16-Xian H-6* Vickers Valiant
Empty Weight Main
Ceiling Alt
000 m

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