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Survivor XM602

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B.2 XM602 - Avro Heritage Society (stored), Swinton, Greater Manchester

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Vulcan B.2 XM602 at Bruntingthorpe, 9th May 2008; Damien Burke

XM602 was scrapped in 1983 but the nose was saved. For some time it was kept at Woodford at the Avro Heritage Society premises, and wheeled out of its own little hangar for the annual airshow. The co-pilot's seat has been removed to ease access for visitors and lots of the rear crew's instruments are missing but otherwise the interior is in good condition. With the draw-down of operations at Woodford and end of airshows there, she became a travelling exhibit and in recent years has been used by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust as a crew escape and familiarisation trainer and also as part of the educational facilities at Bruntingthorpe. With the Trust's move away from Brunty, XM602 was set to return oop North to her birthplace - or near it - and be put on display at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry. However, Lottery funding for an expansion of the Air & Space Gallery there has not been granted and so XM602 is stuck in storage for the time being.

Information on this page current as of 02/08/2021, last updated by Jake

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