|Aircraft :: Vulcan|
Updated: 15 Nov 11
Full Official Name: Vulcan
Manufacturer: AVRO of Manchester
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.
Operated by: (Sqns with Lincolnshire connection only)
Vulcan B1 ::44 Sqn, 50 Sqn, 83 Sqn, 101 Sqn, 230 OCU
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.
B1 :: Bristol Siddeley Olympus 104 turbojet
B2 :: Bristol Siddeley Olympus 201, Olympus 301 turbojet
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