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XM607 - RAF Waddington (displayed), Lincolnshire

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Vulcan B.2 XM607 at RAF Waddington, 9th July 2007; author

Another Vulcan currently in good exterior condition is XM607, the gate guardian at RAF Waddington. A Black Buck veteran, XM607 has been well looked-after by the RAF and over the years has acted as a spares ship for more lively Vulcans. The undercarriage bays are sealed with wooden planks and the cockpit entrance hatch was seized shut for many years so the cockpit was very complete until fairly recently, when the hatch was finally freed. Since then and with the requirement for a new building at her old spot near the entrance to the station, she has been moved around a fair bit (handy for the annual airshow, where she could usually be found on display by one of the hangars), and now has a 'final' resting place on a purpose built hardstanding opposite the WAVE viewing area on the A15 side of the station. XM607, in common with several other Vulcans, donated many parts towards the restoration of XH558. She has been immortalised in an excellent book titled 'Vulcan 607' - well worth a read!

Information on this page current as of 09/07/2007

Find other photos of XM607 on the following sites:

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

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This page last updated on Thursday 12th April 2012

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Phil Renehan from merseyside

Posted at 2:18pm on Monday, January 21st, 2013

As an ex member of 101sqn the sight of the V always bring back awsome memories. Len I must read this book as ive had my grubby hands on this kite a few times in my youth.

TONI MORALEE from WARSZAWA, POLAND

Posted at 5:06pm on Saturday, September 8th, 2012

There is an excellent video in Youtube titled" XM 607 Falklands Most Daring Raid" featuring this aircraft.

Len C Huff RD from Bristol

Posted at 10:40pm on Thursday, June 7th, 2012

A simply beautiful, yet awesome, sinister looking plane. Those who have not done so must read Rowland White's "Vulcan 607", the amazing story behind the raid on the Stanley airfield at the beginning of the Falklands War. I have read it twice - and I am a former Royal Marine!

Mr S Havell from Hannah Lincolnshire

Posted at 12:55pm on Monday, December 27th, 2010

It Is a good picture of XM607 can this aircraft be seen from the road can we take photos of it.

Webmaster response: Yes and yes

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