Vulcan restoration project

London
Source: Flightglobal.com
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The Vulcan To the Sky Trust (VTST) is concerned with the restoration and  preservation of the Avro Vulcan G-VLCN ( XH558). 

VTST wish to return her to full working order for the benefit of the public.

Please visit the VTST site and show your support for the project that expects the Avro Vulcan to be flying in 2007.

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FLIGHT'S ARCHIVE - ARTICLES ABOUT THE VULCAN

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The first production AVRO Vulcan was delivered for preliminary
acceptance trials in March 1956; initial acceptance was in May; and the aircraft began service with the R.A.F. in August of that year.

Flight reports on the Avro Vulcan B.1 in service with three squadrons in No. 1 Group, Bomber Command,
the Vulcan B.I was an important member of the V-force.

The largest delta-winged aircraft in service in the world, and was capable of very high subsonic speed and climb to heights in the region of 50,000ft.

Its very large bomb-bay accommodated either conventional or nuclear bombs, both of which could be delivered with the aid of a radar-controlled blind-bombing system.

The crew of five, consisting of two pilots, navigator/plotter, navigator/radar operator and air electronics officer, were accommodated in a pressurized cabin forward of the wing leading edge.

Ejection seats were provided for the pilots, but, as with the other V-bombers, the three crew-members would sit facing rearwards in fixed seats.
They would need to escape from the aircraft by jumping through the
main ventral access-hatch.

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