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Aircraft pictures of Avro Vulcan B2 "XH558"

Avro Vulcan XH558 (military serial XH558, civil aircraft registration G-VLCN) "The Spirit Of Great Britain" was the last remaining airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan jet powered delta winged strategic nuclear bomber aircraft operated by the Royal Air Force during the Cold War. It was the last Vulcan in military service, and the last to fly at all after 1986.

The aircraft, which once carried Britain's nuclear deterrent, took off from Doncaster Robin Hood Airport for a short final trip on 28 October 2015. Martin Withers, who led the 1982 Vulcan raids on the Falklands, was the pilot for the final flight. The XH558, which first came into RAF service in 1960, has been kept in the air by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust since 2007. The volunteer trust has accepted advice from supporting companies that they no longer have the expertise to keep it airworthy as engineers retire from the industry. XH558 will stay in its Cold War hangar at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield - once RAF Finningley.




Pictures:
Avro Vulcan B2
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
7 - 8 July 2012


Avro 698 Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN / XH558) "The Spirit of Great Britain 1960-2010", c/n: SET12, Vulcan to the Sky Trust, RAF Brize Norton, United Kingdom

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Pictures:
Avro Vulcan B2
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
16 - 17 July 2011


Avro 698 Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN / XH558) "The Spirit of Great Britain 1960-2010", c/n: SET12, Vulcan to the Sky Trust, RAF Brize Norton, United Kingdom

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Pictures:
Avro Vulcan B2
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
17 - 18 July 2010


Avro 698 Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN / XH558) "The Spirit of Great Britain 1960-2010", c/n: SET12, Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Bruntingthorpe Airfield, United Kingdom

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Pictures:
Avro Vulcan B2
Airshow:
Location:
Leopoldsburg - Beverlo (EBLE), Belgium
Date:
20 September 2009


Avro 698 Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN / XH558), c/n: SET12, Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Bruntingthorpe Airfield, United Kingdom


Avro Vulcan (XH558) and SABCA F-16AM Fighting Falcon, Belgian Air Force (Composante Aérienne Belge, Belgische Luchtcomponent)


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Pictures:
Avro Vulcan B2
Airshow:
Location:
RAF Fairford (FFD/EGVA), United Kingdom
Date:
18 - 19 July 2009




Avro 698 Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN / XH558), c/n: SET12, Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Bruntingthorpe Airfield, United Kingdom

Avro Vulcan (XH558) and Boeing B-52H Stratofortress (60-0058 / LA)


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Pictures:
Avro Vulcan B2
Airshow:
Location:
Volkel AB (UDE/EHVK), Netherlands
Date:
19 - 20 June 2009




Avro 698 Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN / XH558), c/n: SET12, Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Bruntingthorpe Airfield, United Kingdom


Avro 698 Vulcan B2 (G-VLCN / XH558), c/n: SET12, Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Bruntingthorpe Airfield, United Kingdom

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