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Avro Vulcan - Survivor XM652

B.2 XM652 - Sue & Roy Jerman, Welshpool, Powys, Wales

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Vulcan B.2 XM652 at Welshpool, 10th June 2018; Richard E Flagg

XM652 was built as a B.2 and first flown on 12th August 1964. She served with 9 Sqn, the Coningsby, Cottesmore and Waddington Wings, then 44 Sqn, 9 Sqn and finally 50 Sqn. Retired and disposed of in 1984, she was dismantled and transported to Sheffield, with the nose moving on to a private owner in Burntwood, Staffordshire in February 1985. The remainder of the airframe was scrapped.

Acquired by Sue and Roy Jerman and moved to their farm at Welshpool, XM652 is now part of their large private collection of aircraft nose sections. After some years stored outside, she was moved indoors in 2020 and in 2022 was mounted on a cradle so that her cockpit can be accessed via the crew door. A huge amount of work has then gone into a projector display system and reactivating many of the cockpit instruments in order to create a fully fledged flight simulator - keep up with progress on their Facebook page.

Information on this page current as of 03/07/2024, last updated by Damien

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