Vulcan XH558 Bomber at Clacton Air Show 2013

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

The Avro Vulcan B2 Bomber XH558 (The spirit of Great Britain) had no defensive weaponry, initially relying upon high-speed high-altitude flight to evade interception. Since retirement by the RAF one example, B.2 XH558, named “The Spirit of Great Britain” has been restored for use in display flights and air shows, unless we raise sufficient funds she will be grounded in a couple of years

The Vulcan XH558 Bomber relies on constant public support. Many, any, small donations can make a BIG difference. http://www.vulcantothesky.org/donate.html

Designer Roy Chadwick first sketch the Delta wing bomber in 1946

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