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K.2 Simulator - Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire

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Victor K.2 Simulator at Newark Air Museum, 27th September 2014; Damien Burke

This particular Victor cockpit is believed to have been built as an airframe, however before being allocated a serial number it was converted by Redifon into a Victor simulator / procedures trainer. It was once used to train Victor crews at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

After retirement of the Victor force in 1993, the simulator made its way to the Yorkshire Air Museum, along with a Victor rear cockpit procedures trainer elsewhere in the museum. The sim was on loan to the Museum and was being re-commissioned for 'hands-on' display (under strict supervision ) by a small team of ex-Redifon workers (including a man who worked on the simulator at Marham for about eight years). Sadly financial reasons forced a sale, and the simulator ended up on eBay.

On Saturday 5th October 2013, the Newark Air Museum took delivery of the sim, which once again is on long term loan. It will be be repainted in representative markings of the type (and as you can see had already been painted white when I visited). The cockpit is internally complete and formed a significant part of the display at the annual Tribute to the V-Force event at its site on the former RAF Winthorpe airfield in eastern Nottinghamshire.

Information on this page current as of 21/01/2021

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