Avro Vulcan
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Avro Vulcan

"At its operational height the Vulcan can outfly and outmanoeuvre any fighter in squadron service today."
- Air Ministry Press Release (1958).

Most recognisable of the V-bombers, the Vulcan was an impressive aircraft for its time and remains so to this day, being a favourite of airshow audiences both old and young. The type incorporated many advances in technology and aerodynamics yet was designed in the years just after WW2 to a challenging requirement to fly long distances and drop nuclear bombs on cities in the heart of the Warsaw Pact. Thankfully the only war it ever took part in was a conventional one - the Falklands.

Read on for the history of the Vulcan.