1960 – 1965 – Years of Service

Part of the Vulcan - A Time In History series

Test beds Aside from regular duties, several Vulcan airframes were put to use in test and development roles. XA894 spent all its life as a test aircraft, and was delivered to Filton in 1960, where the Olympus 22R (intended to power the TSR.2) was fitted into the bomb-bay. An engine…

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1955-1959 – Vulcans in Service

Part of the Vulcan - A Time In History series

From the time of their arrival into service at the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU), all the Vulcans were painted silver, but in April 1957 the first wearing the all-new white colour scheme arrived, and the earlier aircraft were gradually repainted. The first Vulcan squadron to be formed was No. 83…

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