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AVRO VULCAN

“AT ANY ONE TIME, A SCORE OF VULCANS SAT ON QUICK REACTION ALERT (QRA) READY TO SCRAMBLE AT A FEW MINUTES’ NOTICE, READY TO LAUNCH RETALIATORY ATTACKS ON THE SOVIET UNION”

CHANGING COLOURS

Originally painted all-white as both high-altitude camouflage and to reflect the ‘flash’ of the nuclear payload, in the mid 1960s the colour scheme changed to grey/green low-level camouflage.

CROWDED COCKPIT

The cockpit was cramped considering the Vulcan was designed for such long-range

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