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XL388 - Mike North & John Morley, Aeroventure, Lakeside and Leisure Complex, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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Vulcan B.2 XL388 at Doncaster, 2nd March 2016; author

XL388 was the original Vulcan restoration project at the Blyth Valley Aviation Collection until the owner passed away; his father kept it on though 388 was on the back burner while XL445 received most of his attention, being in better overall condition to start with. 388's visual bomb aiming blister is crushed and access to the cockpit wasn't possible. Put up for sale in 2002, she was purchased by Mike and John and moved to the Aeroventure museum in Doncaster in April 2003. Restoration apparently commenced then, but my visit 13 years later didn't find any obvious progress it has to be said. In fact she appears to be missing a few bits she had on arrival...

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