BY Wayne Simcock The Avro Vulcan
<ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Variants </li></ul><ul><li>Development Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Black Buck </li></ul><u...
History Campaign to return Vulcan to the sky September 1999 Last RAF Vulcan flight to deliver XH558 to Bruntingthorpe Airf...
XV770 Prototype flown by chief test pilot Roly Falk which he barrel rolled at the 1955 Farnborough Air show   Vulcan B.1 o...
<ul><li>Developed as a transonic short to medium range front line Nuclear bomber </li></ul><ul><li>Designed as a Nuclear d...
<ul><li>Mission was to drop 21 x 1,000lb bombs on runway at Port Stanley airfield. </li></ul><ul><li>To get the Vulcans fr...
1968 B.1As retired 1981 B2s retired Dec 1982 Last B2 squadron disbanded March 1982 B2 (MRR) retired March 1984 K2 Vulcan's...
<ul><li>XH558 is the worlds only flying Vulcan. </li></ul><ul><li>23 March 1993 last RAF Vulcan flight to deliver XH558 to...
General Specifications 4 x Bristol Olympus 301 with thrust turbo jet, 20,000lbf (9072kg) Powerplant 204,000lb (92,727kg) M...
Vulcan Test Pilot by Tony Blackburn 2007 Encyclopaedia of Modern Military Jets by Robert Jackson 2003 WWW.VULCANTOTHESKY.C...
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    1. 1. BY Wayne Simcock The Avro Vulcan
    2. 2. <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Variants </li></ul><ul><li>Development Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Black Buck </li></ul><ul><li>Retirement </li></ul><ul><li>XH558 </li></ul><ul><li>Specifications </li></ul>Overview
    3. 3. History Campaign to return Vulcan to the sky September 1999 Last RAF Vulcan flight to deliver XH558 to Bruntingthorpe Airfield 23 March 1993 Operation Black Buck flown in the Falklands War 30 April – May 1982 B.1 to B.1A upgrade programme begins Oct 1960 – Mar 1963 First B2 delivered to RAF Bomber command (230 OCU) 1 July 1960 Flight test with second prototype phase 2 kinked wing 5 February 1955 Prototypes maiden flight made by Roly Falk chief test pilot 3 September 1953 Type 698 officially named Vulcan by the Air Council October 1952 First B MK1 production order July 1952 Two prototypes ordered June 1948 Requirement specification B.35/46 formally issued 7 January 1947
    4. 4. XV770 Prototype flown by chief test pilot Roly Falk which he barrel rolled at the 1955 Farnborough Air show Vulcan B.1 of 617 Squadron (Dam Busters) in New Zealand 1960 Vulcan B MK 2 with ECMs fitted in extended tail cone Vulcan B.MK 2 K 2 operating in the tanker role whilst VC10s were being upgraded Variants
    5. 5. <ul><li>Developed as a transonic short to medium range front line Nuclear bomber </li></ul><ul><li>Designed as a Nuclear deterrent </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to operate in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to carry Blue steel, Blue Danube, Yellow Sun, Red Beard stand of nuclear bombs and the US built Sky Bolt missiles </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to attack major Russian cities if the cold war turned ‘HOT’ </li></ul><ul><li>Also designed to carry out Maritime Reconnaissance Role </li></ul><ul><li>Redesigned in 1982 as a tanker aircraft on refuelling sorties </li></ul>Development Purpose
    6. 6. <ul><li>Mission was to drop 21 x 1,000lb bombs on runway at Port Stanley airfield. </li></ul><ul><li>To get the Vulcans from Ascension to the Falklands and back using 11 Victor tankers , a total of 8,000 miles </li></ul><ul><li>It became the world’s biggest air to air refuelling operation and bombing mission in aviation history </li></ul><ul><li>There were 7 Blackbuck missions flown during the Falklands campaign </li></ul>Handley-Page Victor K2 The Falklands Black Buck 1 st May June 82
    7. 7. 1968 B.1As retired 1981 B2s retired Dec 1982 Last B2 squadron disbanded March 1982 B2 (MRR) retired March 1984 K2 Vulcan's retired March 1993 XH558 makes last every Vulcan flight to Bruntingthorpe Airfield Retirement
    8. 8. <ul><li>XH558 is the worlds only flying Vulcan. </li></ul><ul><li>23 March 1993 last RAF Vulcan flight to deliver XH558 to Bruntingthorpe Airfield </li></ul><ul><li>1999 David Walton sets up company to get XH558 airworthy </li></ul><ul><li>Lottery Heritage grant awarded £2.7million </li></ul><ul><li>18 th October 2007 XH558 maiden flight </li></ul><ul><li>Total cost £6million </li></ul>XH558 (G-VULC)
    9. 9. General Specifications 4 x Bristol Olympus 301 with thrust turbo jet, 20,000lbf (9072kg) Powerplant 204,000lb (92,727kg) Max Take off weight 83,573lb (including crew) (37,144kg) Empty Weight 3964.0 ft² (368.27m ²) Wing Area 27ft 2in (8.28m) Height 111ft 0in (33.83m) Wingspan 105ft 11in (32. 15m) Length 5 pilot, co-pilot, AEO, Navigator radar, navigator plotter Crew
    10. 10. Vulcan Test Pilot by Tony Blackburn 2007 Encyclopaedia of Modern Military Jets by Robert Jackson 2003 WWW.VULCANTOTHESKY.COM WWW.SAVETHEVULCAN.COM Images used under Creative Commons Licence, details on Diigo Bibliography

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