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Avro Vulcan B.2 (XL360) at the Midland Air Museum - Click for Full Image

The aircraft that greets you at the Midland Air Museum is Vulcan B.2 (XL360). You can walk around and underneath it and you can usually climb into the cockpit with a guide and have a look round.....I have been lucky enough to sit in the pilot's seat!

(Picture October 2002)


 

Vulcan B.2 (XL318) at Hendon (June 2001) - Click for Image

At Hendon, the RAF Museum has Vulcan B.2 (XL318) dominating a corner of the Bomber Hall. Although this makes it difficult to photograph this does ensure that it's condition remains excellent.

(Picture November 2002)


 

Vulcan B.2 (XM655) at Wellesbourne - Click for Full Image

At Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield you can find a complete Vulcan B.2 (XM655) which looks very impressive due to extensive restoration work. It's located next to the flying club. 

(Picture March 2003)


 

Vulcan B.2 (XM598) at RAF Museum, Cosford - Click for Full Image

Vulcan B.2 (XM598) at Cosford. The Vulcan can only really be photographed from this one point.

(Picture July 2002)


 

Avro Vulcan B.2 (XJ823) at the Solway Aviation Museum - Click for Full Image

Avro Vulcan B.2 (XJ823) at the Solway Aviation Museum at Carlisle Airport.

(Picture August 2003)


 

Cockpit of Avro Vulcan B.1 (XA903) at Cosford - Click for Full Image

Also at Cosford, is one of only two remaining Vulcan B1s (and both are only cockpit sections). Avro Vulcan B.1 (XA893) has a couple of artificial doors to enable the visitor to gain easy entry to the cockpit. 

(Picture December 2002)


  

Vulcan B.1 (XA903) at Wellesbourne Wartime Museum - Clcik for Full Image

At the Wellesbourne Wartime Museum is the cockpit of Vulcan B.1 (XA903). Both the Concorde Olympus 593 and Tornado RB.199 were tested using this Vulcan which retired in 1979.

(Picture August 2002)

 

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