Aircraft Photo of XA903 | Avro 698 Vulcan B.1 | UK - Air Force | #1862
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):PS15
Operator Titles:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:FarnboroughMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGLF   IATA: FAB   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:September 1982
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 1862
Photo Comment

A famous Vulcan indeed - used solely as a test bed for the Blue Steel missile project, then the Concorde Olympus 593 and later RB199 engine development with a mock-up MRCA (Tornado) fuselage under-slung including a trial cannon installation. F/f 10.05.57. An RR crew flew 903 into Farnborough from Filton on 27.2.79. Dismantling began in 1980 and finally b/u soon after this shot. Nose/cockpit saved and taken to Wellesbourne Mountford

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