The Aerodynamics of the V-bombers – Part 1

Part of the The Aerodynamics of the V-bombers series

Dr Steve Liddle CEng FRAeS, is a Vulcan to the Sky Trustee and Principal Aerodynamicist at SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team. The articles here are republished from Steve’s occasional series on ‘the aerodynamics of the V-bombers’, that he writes on the Vulcan to the Sky Trust LinkedIn page.  The V-bombers…

Engineering Vulcan

1993 – 2007 – The Road to Restoration – Part 2

Part of the Vulcan - A Time In History series

A fresh appeal was launched in March 2004 to reach the Trust’s commitment of 29% of the funding total, required before the HLF would issue a ‘Stage 2 Pass’ and release the grant. Finally, Dr Pleming and Felicity Irwin were able to announce that “this is indeed history in the…

Ascension Island Black Buck Victor XM573 XM607

The Vulcan Enters RAF Service

On Saturday 30 August 1952, history was made as Avro Type 698, VX770, took to the sky for the first time. It was the prototype for the Avro Vulcan and the birth of this iconic aircraft. Vulcan VX770 wasn’t the finished article which would eventually enter RAF service. With its…

Type 698

1993 – 2007 – The Road to Restoration – Part 1

Part of the Vulcan - A Time In History series

In 1993 XH558 became the last Vulcan to leave RAF service, after a career of 33 years. At around 10am on the 23rd March she took off from RAF Waddington for her final flight with the RAF, and embarked on a tour of old haunts, including St. Athan, BAE Woodford,…

Ascension Island Black Buck Victor XM573 XM607
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