Aircraft Photo of XH648 | Handley Page HP-80 Victor K1A | UK - Air Force | AirHistory.net #55053
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:XH648
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page HP-80 Victor
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page HP-80 Victor
Aircraft Version:Handley Page HP-80 Victor K1A
C/n (msn):
Operator / Titles:UK - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:DuxfordMap
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:ICAO: EGSU   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Imperial War Museum Duxford
 
Photo Date:12 January 2018
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 55053
Photo Comment

XH648 was originally built as a B1 and delivered to 57 Squadron at Honington in 1959. Shortly afterwards it went to HP at Radlett for conversion to B1A status, which involved fitting ECM equipment and new engines. In 1965 it was converted by HP into a two-point tanker, making it a B(K)1A, and so served in its final years as a fueller until retirement to Duxford in June 1976.

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