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Restoration of the Vulcan bomber
The Vulcan in flight

The Vulcan jet bomber was our main nuclear deterrent in the sixties and seventies.

Nearly 50 years on there is only one still flying and it's based at Brize Norton over the summer of 2009.

The triangular plane was grounded in 1992 and seven million pounds had to be raised to make it air-worthy again.

It was the initial design that eventually developed into Concorde and was used in action in the Falklands when the Air Force bombed Port Stanley.

There are only 15 Vulcans left in the country but this is the only flight worthy plane. It is also the first ever B2 that came into service in 1960.




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