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Avro: 698 Vulcan

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1963. Avro 698 Vulcan B.2A. Exhibit at the National Museum of Flight.
1953. Showing air brakes.
1953. Using parachute arresting technique.
Sept 1953.
September 1954 .
December 1957.

Note: This is a sub-section of Avro.

The Avro Vulcan (officially Hawker Siddeley Vulcan from July 1963) is a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. [1]

Aircraft manufacturer A.V. Roe and Company (Avro) designed the Vulcan in response to Specification B.35/46. Of the three V bombers produced, the Vulcan was considered the riskiest option. [2]

Several scale aircraft, designated Avro 707, were produced to test and refine the delta wing design principles. [3]

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