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Updated: 15 Feb 05

Full Official Name: Handley Page Victor

Manufacturer: Handley Page

Major variants:

B1 :: First flight 24 Dec 1952

B1A :: Modified equipment to B1 and ECM carried in the rear fuselage.

B(PR)1 :: Photo-recce variant.

B2 :: First flight 20 Feb 1959. Substantially increased wing span, enlarged intakes for more powerful Conway turbojets.

B(PR)2 :: Advanced photo-recce variant.

Role: .

Crew: 5.

In-service: 1960 first Sqn equipped.

Withdrawn:

Operated by: (Sqns with Lincolnshire connection only)

10 Sqn, 11 Sqn, 27 Sqn, 57 Sqn, 139 Sqn,

History

The third and final 'V-bomber' first flew on 24 Dec 1952 and entered series flight with the first production B1 on 1 Feb 1956. The complement of 4 x B1 sqns was completed in 1960.

The B2 became operational with 27 Sqn armed with the Avro Blue Steel Mk1. This was a rocket-propelled, supersonic cruise stand-off nuclear weapon.

Design

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Engines

B1 :: 4 x Bristol Siddeley Sapphire 202 turbojet

B2 :: 4 x Rolls-Royce Conway RCo11 turbojet

Armaments

 

Performance

The Victor B1 could fly at speeds only just subsonic at altitudes above 50 000 feet, and could exceed M1.0 in a shallow dive.

Combat radius

B.2 - 3,500 miles with internal tanks

Who operated what?
Armstrong Whitworth :: Battle :: BE2c :: Beaufighter :: Blenheim :: Camel :: Canberra :: DH4 ::DH6 :: DH9 :: Fawn :: Halifax :: Hampden :: Hart :: Hind :: Hurricane :: Hyderabad :: Lancaster :: Lightning :: Lincoln :: Manchester :: Mosquito :: NIMROD :: Phantom :: RE8 :: SENTINEL :: SENTRY :: Spitfire :: Stirling :: Tornado :: Valiant :: VC-10 :: Vulcan :: Washington :: Wellington


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