Aeroplane Monthly 1987-11
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J.Stroud - Wings of Peace
A pre-delivery view of Type 74 Vulcan G-EBFC, the first Lion-powered example. It flew for the first time on March 3, 1923 and took part in that years King's Cup air race. After service with Imperial Airways it was finally burned in 1927.
The first Vulcan, seen at Croydon (Plough Lane site), in Imperial Airways service as a freighter.
G-EBLB at Croydon in 1928. The pilot is Gordon Olley.
SOME OF THE STARTS FOR THE KING'S CUP RACE: Capt. Cockerell off on the Vickers Vulcan;
G-EBEM, probably on the occasion of the 1922 King's Cup race.
The prototype Vulcan at Brooklands. It is only partially painted, has narrow-chord rudders and strut-connected ailerons.
G-EBEM was to have been Instone's second freighter but was completed as a passenger Type 61. It is seen with additional upper and lower fins.
G-EBLB at Zurich, apparently after a repaint or a good wash.
G-EBLB, still in Imperial Airways blue livery, after a mishap. It has a metal propeller.
KEITH WOODCOCK'S painting shows the Type 61 Vulcan G-EBBL City of Antwerp in Instone Air Line's livery.