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Unfortunately the Victor, despite staying in service longer, hasn't survived retirement as well as the Vulcan, though it has at least done better than the Valiant! Unlike the Vulcan, the Victor never really captured the public's hearts, due in part to its tanker role in later years rendering it a much less exciting aircraft to many. Victor displays were few and far between and they certainly didn't throw it around the sky like they did with the Vulcan. Today only two Victors remain in running condition, XM715 at Bruntingthorpe and XL231 at Elvington. There are no efforts to get any Victor to fly again.

Click on the serial of a survivor entry for further information. Please comment on any individual survivor entry you feel requires an update!
XM715 taxi run
XM715 powering up for a fast taxi run at Bruntingthorpe

Complete aircraft

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XH648B.1A(K2P)Imperial War Museum, Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire10/11/2011
 
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XH672K.2RAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire17/05/2007
XH673K.2RAF Marham (displayed opposite SHQ), Norfolk02/10/2008
XL231K.2Andre Tempest (taxiable), Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, North Yorkshire26/04/2012
XM715K.2British Aviation Heritage (taxiable), Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire10/11/2011

Nose/cockpit/other sections

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XA917B.1Privately owned, Cupar, Fife
 
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XH592B.1APhoenix Aviation, Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, Leicestershire12/10/2008
 
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XH670B.2Nigel Towler, Cockpit Collection, Romford, Essex
 
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
SimulatorK.2Yorkshire Air Museum (for sale), Elvington, Yorkshire06/03/2011
SimulatorK.2Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire13/10/2013
XH669K.2Nigel Towler, Cockpit Collection, Southend Airport, Essex
XL160K.2Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, Suffolk24/05/2013
XL164K.2Gatwick Aviation Museum (for sale), Charlwood, Surrey24/02/2012
XL190K.2RAF Manston History Museum, London Manston Airport, Kent01/09/2001
XL191K.2Walter Soplata, Newbury, Ohio, USA03/1987
XM717K.2RAF Museum, Hendon, Greater London08/03/2003
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