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Tag: Handley Page Victor B.2

Supersonic Victor: that time a RAF strategic bomber dived out of control from 46,000 to 16,000 feet in 20 seconds
The Victor experienced maximums of about minus 3 and plus 5 G’s (more than airframe design limits), and the whole incident lasted about 60 secs with the descent from 46,000 to 16,000 in about 20 secs – vertically supersonic! The following story was written by John Saxon and appears on his website....