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Survivor XM573

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XM573 - Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland, Nebraska, USA

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Vulcan B.2 XM573 at Ashland, July 2005; Scott Pinkerton

XM573 was retired to the USA in 1982 and, like most of the collection at the former Strategic Air Command museum at Offutt AFB was outside for many years in the harsh weather conditions typical of Nebraska (summer highs around 30-35C and Winter lows that can be well below -10C) and shows the effects of being exposed to those extremes. Happily with the Museum's move to a new facility at Ashland, she is now indoors and the dedicated restoration facility there will no doubt move on to her in due course.

Information on this page current as of 15/02/2007

Find other photos of XM573 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net