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  Avro Vulcan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Avro Vulcan was a British delta-wing subsonic bomber, operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984.
The Vulcan was part of the RAF's V bomber force, which fulfilled the role of nuclear deterrence against the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Avro began scale prototype testing in 1948 with the single-seater Type 707, and despite the crash of the first prototype on 30 September 1949 work continued.
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 Avro 748 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Avro 748 was a small short-range turboprop airliner designed by Avro in the late 1950s as a replacement for the now-aged DC-3's then in widespread service as feederliners.
Avro concentrated on performance, notably for STOL operations, and found a dedicated market and 380 aircraft were built.
Avro was not the only company to see the potential for a DC-3 replacement, and by this point the Fokker F27 Friendship was well advanced.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Avro_748   (574 words)

 Aircraft.co.za - Avro Vulcan
The fuselage was then shaped to merge into the wing at the rear of the fuselage, with two Bristol BE.10 Olympus turbojets on either side of the fuselage shaped into the wing.
The Vulcan was used only by the RAF, and its roles included nuclear deterrence, aerial refuelling, high- and low-altitude bombing, maritime reconnaissance, ECM, and later as an engine testbed for the Concorde.
The Vulcan was replaced by the Panavia Tornado.
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 FlightSim.Com Review: Avro Vulcan
The Vulcan was in RAF service for 28 years, and in that time it saw service as a bomber, a marine reconnaissance aircraft and a tanker.
There are 13 Vulcans on static display across the world, and three that are capable of taxiing under their own power.
I asked my dad, who has heard and seen a Vulcan flying to compare the sound of what is on the computer to what he heard when he saw the Vulcan.
www.flightsim.com /cgi/kds?$=main/review/vulcan.htm   (962 words)

 Silver-wings.co.uk: Avro Vulcan B2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
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.
Early Vulcan prototypes were looped and rolled by Falk at the annual Farnborough air shows and were supersonic in a shallow dive, which amazed pilots of my fathers generation who had spent the second world war lumbering about in the smaller Lancaster.
The Vulcan was a perennial favorite at air displays all over the world and the RAF maintained a Vulcan display flight right up to 1993, when the last flying Vulcan was finally retired and sold to its new owners, just up the road from me at Bruntingthorpe.
freespace.virgin.net /pbratt.home/Avro_Vulcan_B2.htm   (450 words)

 Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Vulcan
To meet this challenge, Vickers, Avro, and Handley Page were each called upon to develop bombers for the Royal Air Force culminating in the Valiant, Vulcan, and Victor.
Avro opted for a delta wing design in its model 698, the Vulcan, second of the triad to enter service.
Instead of high-level operations carrying nuclear weapons, the Vulcan was adapted as a low-level conventional bomber carrying general purpose bombs and equipped with an array of advanced electronic countermeasures (ECM).
www.aerospaceweb.org /aircraft/bomber/vulcan/index.shtml   (492 words)

The Vulcan was designed in response to a specification issued in 1947; a four engined nuclear bomber was required as the growing menace of the Soviet Union made itself felt.
The design was changed before the familiar Vulcan layout was settled on; fins on the wingtips became a single conventional fin, and the nose was extended along with the addition of a distinct fuselage section as opposed to the near-flying-wing idea originally envisaged.
Vulcans would have been able to carry two, one under each wing, and many B.2s were built with suitable attachment points under their wings.
www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk /vulcan/history.html   (2838 words)

 Avro Vulcan
The world's first delta-winged bomber to reach operational service, the Avro Vulcan was one of the cornerstones of Britain's nuclear deterrent during the height of the Cold War.
The remaining Vulcan B. Mk 2s were scheduled to receive Skybolt (a US-designed missile with a range of up to 1000 miles), but this programme was cancelled by the USA in December 1962, leaving the RAF without a Blue Steel replacement and facing the eventual demise of its nuclear deterrent role.
In December 1986, the Vulcan Display Flight was reduced to one aircraft as a cost-cutting measure.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /types/uk/avro/vulcan/Vulcan.htm   (3192 words)

 Avro Vulcan B2 (XL319), North East Aircraft Museum (Britain)
However both the Vulcan and Victor were successes and for a time these three aircraft constituted the V-Bomber force of the RAF, although the Valiant was withdrawn in 1965.
The Vulcans switched to a low-level role and in 1964 an appropriate upper camoflauge of green-grey was adopted (previous Vulcans had been all white to deflect nuclear flash).
Six Vulcans were converted to tankers (as a stopgap until the VC10 tankers were to enter service) and these were operated by 50 squadron, alongside 4 bombers, until 31.
www.neam.co.uk /vulcan.html   (1695 words)

 1/72 Airfix Avro Vulcan B Mk2 by Karl W Branson
The Vulcan is one of three aircraft types that made up the V force of bombers, the other two were the Handley-Page Victor and Vickers Valliant.
The Vulcan was the back bone of the UK Nuclear deterrent force (armed with the Blue Steel Thermo Nuclear stand off missile) until this role went was taken over by the Royal Navy and its Polaris armed submarines.
The Vulcan model is a tail sitter, even more so with a detailed bomb bay and brass tubing jet pipes, so I installed about 45gramms of lead shot and milliput in to the nose to keep her straight and level.
www.aircraftresourcecenter.com /Gal4/3901-4000/gal3967_Vulcan_Branson/gal3967.htm   (1769 words)

 Avro Vulcan Pictures and Information
From the start, the Vulcan was laid out with a view to simple operation, both on the ground and in the air.
The 707s were 1/3 scale research aircraft of the Avro 698, built between 1949 and 1953, for the Avro Vulcan.
In particular the XH558 club at Bruntingthorpe and Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) in Southend are ground running their Vulcans with the hope of flying the aircraft again.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/j_falk/vulcan.htm   (541 words)

The Avro Vulcan B2 was one of my favorite aircraft as a youngster, and still today a remarkable design considering the time at which it was built.
I believe the Vulcan is retired from service now, but played an active military role as recently as the Falkland dispute.
The Avro 698 Vulcan first flew on August 30th 1952and was first fitted with four Rolls-Royce Avon turbojets.
members.tripod.com /fastboater/vulcan.htm   (355 words)

 Vulcan - United Kingdom Nuclear Forces
The Avro Vulcan was designed by A. Roe and company at Chadderton near Manchester.
In February 1963 Vulcans of No. 617 Sqn, RAF Scampton, were equipped with the Blue Steel stand-off air-to- surface nuclear missile following cancellation of the American Skybolt project.
The Vulcan B.2 was an extensively developed version of the basic design, featuring a wing of reduced thickness/chord ratio with more pronounced compound sweepback on the leading edges and slightly swept trailing edges.
www.globalsecurity.org /wmd/world/uk/vulcan.htm   (443 words)

 Avro 707
The origins of the Avro 707 are intertwined with those of the Avro Vulcan.
For various reasons, the early Avro 707s took too long to reach the flight test stage, and consequently their direct contribution to the Type 698 Vulcan programme was comparatively small.
However, the Avro 707 family of research aircraft gave British aircraft designers early confidence in the general handling characteristics of the delta-wing, which lead to its adoption on other aircraft types (several of which where cancelled in 1957), and some of the systems tested found a direct application on other military aircraft programmes.
www.aeroflight.co.uk /types/uk/avro/707/707.htm   (2057 words)

 Avro Vulcan B2 airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
The Vulcan was the second of the Royal Air Force's 'V bombers' and like the Valiant and Victor provided part of Great Britain's nuclear deterrent force for fifteen years, until the Royal Navy's Polaris submarines took over that responsibility in 1969.
In 1970, following their withdrawal from the nuclear deterrent, Vulcans switched to the conventional bomber role in support of NATO forces in Europe.
The Vulcan's range could be greatly increased by in-flight refuelling which was used to such good effect in the long range attacks on the Falkland Islands from Ascension Island in 1982.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /avro-vulcan-b2.htm   (202 words)

 Avro Vulcan
Conceived by Avro's chief designer by Roy Chadwick, designer of the Lancaster, Lincoln and Shackleton, to the same 1947 specification that led to the earlier production of the Vickers Valiant and Handley Page Victor [Chadwick was killed in an air accident later that year].
The first production Vulcan B.1 was delivered to No.230 Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Waddington in July 1956; it had been found that the outer sections of the delta wing could suffer from buffeting, so a kinked leading edge was now in place.
On the first mission, sitting in the bomb bay of each of the two Vulcans were 21-1,000 lb bombs, over nine tons of high explosive, which, combined with the full fuel load, meant that both aircraft were over 2½ tons over their maximum weights.
plane-crazy.purplecloud.net /Aircraft/Jets/Vulcan/avro_vulcan.htm   (2335 words)

 Warbird Alley: Avro Vulcan
One of the three finalists for the job was the Avro Vulcan, first flown on 3 August 1952.
The Vulcan's main distinctive physical characteristic, its large delta-wing shape, was a result of the need for structural integrity and a large payload capacity.
Vulcan to the Sky Trust -- Organization raising funds to return a Vulcan to the airshow circuit in 2006.
www.warbirdalley.com /vulcan.htm   (576 words)

 Aircraft: Avro Vulcan BMk 2
The Avro Vulcan was one of the three V bombers produced for the Royal Air Force in the fifties and early sixties, the other two being the Vickers Valiant and the Handley Page Victor.
The first flight of the Vulcan was from the Avro facility at Woodford in Cheshire and accompanied by some drama when it was feared that some damage had occured to the main landing gear during take off.
An interesting design concept of the Vulcan was that the design commenced with the arches of the bomb bay and the aircraft was then built around the weapons bay; Hitherto it had more often been the practice to design an aircraft and later accomodate a weapons bay into the airframe as best possible.
aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu /specs/avro/avr-vub2.htm$   (620 words)

 Avro Vulcan B2
Arguably the most impressive display aircraft of them all, the Vulcan was a true 'star' from its early performances at Farnborough during the late 1950's through to the final withdrawal of the type from service in 1984.
A Vulcan SR2 of 27 Squadron at IAT '79 at Greenham Common.
The Vulcan had been positioned at Hurn and was due to take part in a number of shows on this day.
www.tim-beach.com /vulcan.htm   (454 words)

 Avro Vulcan
Avro Vulcan Bomber aircraft of the Royal Air Force.
Vulcan B2 XM607 of 44 sqn prepares to refuel from Victor K2 XH672 of 57 sqn on its return from bombing Port Stanley Airport on the Falklands.
Avro Vulcan B2 XM575 does a dramatic touch-and-go in front of the distinctive hangers of the well-known former airfield.
www.aviationprints.co.uk /vulcan.htm   (1737 words)

 Aeropark | Avro Vulcan Bomber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Avro Vulcan B.2 (XM575) is one of the most recognisable bombers to aviation enthusiasts.
The Vulcan Bomber is powered by Rolls Royce Olympus engines a variant of which was later used in the Concorde Supersonic Passenger Aircraft.
When the United Kingdom switched to Polaris the Vulcan Bomber was redeployed as a low-level bomber.
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 Avro Vulcan Bomber   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Avro Vulcan B Mk 2 as displayed at the G.Av.A. Exhibition in London July 2000
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The crew of an Avro Vulcan of No 44 Sqn Royal Air Force on a training flight from their base at RAF Waddington, review the low cloud before committing to low level flight in North Wales.
freespace.virgin.net /charles.mchugh/avro.htm   (140 words)

 Avro Vulcan B
Vulcan B.2 XM612 is now preserved at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum at Norwich International Airport.
This was to be the last new build contract for Vulcan aircraft.(In fact Avro Vulcan XM612 was the last aeroplane built on the consecutive block system).
The continued excellent performance of the Avro Vulcan was discussed at the very highest level, and costs were submitted to extend the airframe fatigue life well into the 21st Century.
www.spxtraining.com /xm612/history.htm   (1058 words)

 Avro Vulcan
The Vulcan had a delta wing and carried a crew of five--pilot and co-pilot seated side by side and the electronics officer, navigator and radar operator facing aft also seated side-by-side.
Vulcans participated in the Falkland War of 1982 setting a record for the longest bombing mission (at that time).
The Vulcan was withdrawn from service shortly after the war.
www.shanaberger.com /vulcan.htm   (121 words)

 Avro Vulcan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Avro Vulcan was the worlds first delta winged heavy bomber.
The first Avro Vulcan's arrived for service with the Royal Air Force with 230 operational Conversion Unit at RAF Finningley in May 1956.
A terrain Hugging variant was introduced (the Vulcan SR2) in 1973, to all squadrons except no. 27 squadron (Flying Elephants) which was a Maritime reconnaissance squadron.
www.compulsiongallery.com /vulcan.html   (111 words)

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