Aircraft Photo of XA903 | Avro 698 Vulcan B.1 | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #112603
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:XA903
Aircraft Original Type:Avro 698 Vulcan
Aircraft Generic Type:Avro 698 Vulcan
Aircraft Version:Avro 698 Vulcan B.1
C/n (msn):[ XA903 ]
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force / A.V. Roe (Avro)
Location
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
 
Photo Date:1962
Photo from:A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd (via R.A.Scholefield)
Photo ID: 112603
Photo Comment

This Vulcan B.1 was retained for tests. First flew in 1957 and in 1962 it was modified for trials carrying the Blue Steel long range missile in its bomb bay, as seen here. It was later used by Bristol Siddeley Engines to test the Olympus 593 as used in Concorde. Obtained from Avros nearly 50 years ago.

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