Aeroplane Monthly 1980-10
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B.Gunston - The V-bombers (2)
Vulcan B.2 XM572 of No 35 Squadron, RAF, equipped with terrain following radar and radar warning receiver (on top of fin).
Roland Falk brings the first prototype Avro Vulcan, VX770, in for a frontal closeup during the 1954 Farnborough display.
The prototype Vulcan passes over the 1952 Farnborough Show on September 2, three days after its first flight.
The Vulcan prototype, VX770
The Vulcan prototype, VX770. The aircraft was initially powered by four 6,500lb st Rolls-Royce Avon RA3s, as the Bristol Olympus two-spool turbojets were not ready in time.
The prototype Vulcan photographed by CHARLES E. BROWN.
Avo 698
The Avro 707B VX790 during a test flight in the hands of R. J. Falk, winter 1949.
WD280, the first high speed 707A, flew on June 14, 1951 and was also the first of the series to have wing root intakes.