Thunder & Lightnings

Vickers Valiant


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Scrapped Valiants
The fate of most Valiants

Unfortunately once the Valiant force was retired the MoD embarked on an orgy of burning and scrapping, and only a single example was earmarked for preservation - thankfully a particularly historic example, the one that dropped Britain's first hydrogen bomb. A few nose sections have also managed to survive but as a type the Valiant has come perilously close to extinction.

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Complete aircraft

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XD818BK.1RAF Museum Cosford, Shropshire04/10/2008

Nose/cockpit/other sections

SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
XD875B.1Highland Aircraft Preservation Society, near Inverness, Scotland28/08/2004
SerialMarkOwner & locationUpdated
'WZ826' (really XD826)BK.1The Cockpit Collection, Rayleigh, Essex04/10/2008
XD816BK.1Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey24/05/2013
XD857BK.1Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton, Suffolk01/10/2008