Avro Vulcan B2 G-VLCN/XH558. Photo by Frank Grealish
The prototype Vulcan first flew on 30th August 1952. The Royal Air Force (RAF) received its first aircraft (XA897) in September 1956. A total of 134 production Vulcans were manufactured (45 B.1s and 89 B.2s), the last aircraft being delivered in January 1965. The RAF's last airworthy Vulcan XH558 was retired on 21st March 1993 to her new home at Bruntingthorpe Airfield in Leicestershire.
After many years of restoration, XH558 took to the skies once again on 18th October 2007.
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Avro Vulcan B2 G-VLCN/XH558. Images courtesy of Frank Grealish, Ian Bracegirdle and Wayne Willday