Aircraft | Handley Page Victor

  

Handley Page Victor K.2 "Lusty Lindy" (XL231) at Yorkshire Air Museum - Click for Full Image

Handley Page Victor K.2 "Lusty Lindy" (XL231) at Yorkshire Air Museum originally joined 139 Squadron of the RAF in February 1962. It was converted to be the prototype K.2 tanker in January 1972. During the Falklands War it was based at Ascension Island. It later saw service with 55 Squadron in the Gulf War where it operated from Muharraq, Bahrain and provided support to RAF and US Navy Aircraft. It completed 16 missions during the Gulf War and received its '"Lusty Lindy" nose art during this time. When 55 Squadron disbanded in October 1993 it was bought by Andre Tempest and was flown to Elvington in November 1993. In total, this aircraft accumulated nearly 6,400 flight hours.

(Picture February 2003)


 

Handley Page Victor B.1A (XH648) at Duxford - Click for Full Image

Showing signs of many years in the open air is Handley Page Victor B.1A (XH648) at Duxford. It was delivered to 57 Squadron at RAF Honington in 1959 as a Victor B.1. It then had electronic counter counter measures (ECCM) installed in the rear fuselage which changed its variant to B.1A. It was converted for tanker duties in 1965 and served with 57 Squadron. It flew into Duxford in 1976.

(Picture April 2003)


  

Handley Page Victor K.2 "Maid Marian"  (XH672) at RAF Museum, Cosford - Click for Full Image

Handley Page Victor K.2 "Maid Marian" (XH672) at RAF Museum, Cosford.

(Picture March 2003)


 

Victor K.2 "Teasin' Tina" (XM715) at Bruntingthorpe - Click for Full Image

Victor K.2 "Teasin' Tina" (XM715) is part of the collection British Aviation Heritage/Cold War Jets Collection at Bruntingthorpe in  Leicestershire. This aircraft served with 139, 100, 543 and 55 Squadrons and still undertakes fast-taxi runs.

(Picture May 2003)


 

Victor B.1A (XH592) at Bruntingthorpe - Click for Full Image

Also at Bruntingthorpe is the cockpit of Victor B.1A (XH592). This is part of the Phoenix Aviation Collection. It has been painted since my last visit in November 2001 and looks great.

(Picture May 2003)


 
Handley Page Victor K.2 (XM717) "Lucky Lou" at Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon - Click for Full Image

At the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon is the cockpit of Handley Page Victor K.2 (XM717) "Lucky Lou".

 

(Picture November 2002)

   

 
Victor procedure trainer at the Yorkshire Air Museum - Click for Full Image

As well as  Victor K.2 "Lusty Lindy" (XL231), the Yorkshire Air Museum also has a Victor procedure trainer.

 

(Picture January 2003)

   
 

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