Avro Vulcan

Footage features Avro Vulcan VX770 disintegrating during fast low pass at RAF Syerston in 1958

Footage features Avro Vulcan VX770 disintegrating during fast low pass at RAF Syerston in 1958

The Avro Vulcan The Vulcan was the second of the Royal Air Force’s ‘V bombers’ and like the Valiant and… Read More

3 weeks ago

Avro Vulcan Pilot recalls when his bomber was ‘zapped’ with kiwis within the roundels on either side of the nose during New Zealand Ranger

RAF Akrotiri RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, began on Jul. 1, 1955 when the first 30 personnel posted to the ‘Unit’ established… Read More

3 months ago

Target Port Stanley: the Compelling Story of Black Buck 1 Mission, the first RAF Vulcan Raid during the Falklands War

The idea was simple: to destroy the runway at Port Stanley, and prevent Argentinian fast jets using it against the… Read More

7 months ago

Time to cry because it’s ended: Vulcan XH558 to start her engines for one last time on Nov. 20 before being put to sleep forever

Anyone that wants to hear the Vulcan engine's iconic "howl" for the last time has been invited to stand on… Read More

1 year ago

Preserved [Non-flyable] Avro Vulcan XM655 suffered Runway Excursion during fast taxi run

Avro Vulcan XM655 suffered a runway excursion at Wellesbourne-Mountford airfield, UK, on Sep. 16, 2022 during the trial run for… Read More

1 year ago

Exercise Skyshield: the day RAF Vulcan strategic bombers fooled American and Canadian interceptors and penetrated NORAD’s massive surveillance system

RAF Vulcan bombers at Exercise Skyshield The best of the three RAF jet bombers to serve during the Cold War,… Read More

2 years ago

Avro What? Vulcan Was One of Three V-Bombers of the RAF. But Avro Wanted to Call it “Ottawa.”

‘While I am extremely proud to call myself an Ottawan, I am the first person to say, “What were they… Read More

4 years ago

From Bomber to Tanker: a quick look at Mighty Vulcan’s last Operational Role before being Retired from Active Service

As a direct result of the Falklands conflict, the RAF suddenly, had a huge requirement for air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft,… Read More

4 years ago

Black Buck 6 and ACME Missions: a quick look at British operations on Latin American soil during the Falklands War

The spotlight was thrown on Chile's cooperation with the UK when, on May 18, Westland Sea King ZA290 carrying an… Read More

5 years ago

Shocking video shows Avro Vulcan VX770 disintegrating during fast pass at RAF Syerston in 1958

The tragic loss of Avro Vulcan VX770 at Syerston in September 1958 was caused by a simple case of over-exuberance,… Read More

5 years ago

Project E and the cooperation between USAF’s SAC and RAF’s Bomber Command during the Cold War

Although SAC had 380 B-52s and 1,367 B-47s by the end of 1958, compared with Britain's three V-Bombers, it is… Read More

5 years ago

A representative description of an air display routine by Vulcan XH558

Those who have seen Vulcan XH558 display can’t fail to have been impressed. Few aircraft have had such an impact… Read More

5 years ago

The controversial crash of Vulcan XA897, the first Vulcan B1 to be delivered to the Royal Air Force

A few hundred yards short of the runway, Vulcan XA897 hit the ground before bouncing back into the air... Although the Vulcan… Read More

5 years ago

HERE’S HOW YOU COULD SCRAMBLE A VULCAN STRATEGIC BOMBER IN 2 MINUTES

Vulcan aircraft featured a rapid start system to allow the bombers to take-off in very short time to head for enemy… Read More

6 years ago