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Updated: 15 Nov 11

Full Official Name: Vulcan

Manufacturer: AVRO of Manchester

Major variants:

B1 :: First production model flight 4 Feb 1955

B1A :: Additional electronics in bulged tailcone.

B2 :: major redesign and slighly swept wind, first flew 31 Aug 1957. First deliveries to 83 Sqn in Jul 1960.

Role: long-range medium bomber.

Crew: 5.

In-service:

Withdrawn:

Operated by: (Sqns with Lincolnshire connection only)

Vulcan B1 ::

44 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 101 Sqn, 230 OCU

Vulcan B2

230 OCU, 9 Sqn, 12 Sqn, 27 Sqn, 35 Sqn, 44 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 101 Sqn, 617 Sqn

History

The second of the V-bombers, the Vulcan entered service with 44 Sqn and equipped 44, 50 and 101 Sqns and 230 Operational Conversion Unit by 1960.

Affectionately known by its nick-name of the tin triangle, the B2 was extensively redesigned and feature a more obvious compound leading edge and wing of reduced thickness . Deliveries to No. 83 Squadron commenced in July 1960.

Design

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Engines

B1 :: Bristol Siddeley Olympus 104 turbojet

B2 :: Bristol Siddeley Olympus 201, Olympus 301 turbojet

Armaments

 

Performance

 

Combat radius

 

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