Aircraft | Vickers Valiant

 
Vickers Valiant at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon - Click for Full Image

Sole-surviving complete Vickers Valiant BK.1 (XD818) is at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon. This aircraft served with 49 Squadron of the RAF from November 1956 before making it's last flight in November 1964. In May 1957 it dropped the first British H-bomb at Christmas Island. It's last flight was in November 1964 and during it's operational career it totalled 2542 flying hours.

 

(Picture March 2003)


 

Vickers Valiant B.1 (XD875) at Newark - Click for Full Image

 

Nose of Vickers Valiant B.1 (XD875) was previously at Bruntingthorpe. This nose was displayed at Cockpit Fest 2002 at Newark Air Museum and has since remained at the Museum.

 

(Picture September 2002)

   
 

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