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Vulcan Collection

"Vulcan: A Legendary Farewell to the Skies" In a spectacular display of precision and power, the Red Arrows bid farewell to the majestic Avro Vulcan BMk1

Background imageVulcan Collection: Red Arrows Farewell to Vulcan

Red Arrows Farewell to Vulcan
The Red Arrows have flown with the Vulcan bomber for the final time in a show of great British aviation icons. Jets from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team performed a flypast with the mighty Cold

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 armed with a Blue Steel stand-off bomb

Avro Vulcan B2 armed with a Blue Steel stand-off bomb

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan BMk1, Vickers Valiant BMk1, XD869

Avro Vulcan BMk1, Vickers Valiant BMk1, XD869, and Handley Page Victor BMk1, XA931

Background imageVulcan Collection: Greek gods in the Olymp, Greek mythology, published in 1880

Greek gods in the Olymp, Greek mythology, published in 1880
The Greek gods in the Olymp. Greek mythology. Wood engraving, published in 1880

Background imageVulcan Collection: The first Avro Vulcan B2 XH533

The first Avro Vulcan B2 XH533
The first Avro Vulcan B2, XH533

Background imageVulcan Collection: Class 40 Diesel-electric locomotive - English Electric Co

Class 40 Diesel-electric locomotive - English Electric Co
One of the new 2000 b.h.p. Class 40 diesel-electric locomotives built by The English Electric Company Ltd. in conjunction with the Vulcan Foundry Ltd

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 at night

Avro Vulcan B2 at night

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan

Avro Vulcan
Avro 698 Vulcan, British jet bomber Date: circa 1950

Background imageVulcan Collection: An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Barnes Wallace

An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Barnes Wallace
An Avro Vulcan B2 gives a birthday salute to Sir Barnes Wallis in September 1977. Date: 1977

Background imageVulcan Collection: SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900
Photograph of the North German Lloyd Liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at sea, 1900. This liner was built by the Vulcan Shipyards at Stettin with the aim of winning the Blue Riband

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B2

Avro Vulcan B2

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B1 XA903

Avro Vulcan B1 XA903
Avro Vulcan B1, XA903, used as an engine testbed for the Turbo Union RB199 for the Panavia Tornado

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B1 XA900

Avro Vulcan B1 XA900
Avro Vulcan B1, XA900

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro 698 Vulcan B-2

Avro 698 Vulcan B-2
RAF Avro Vulcan V-Bomber Date: 1950s

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 XH534 Farnborough

Avro Vulcan B2 XH534 Farnborough
The second B2 Vulcan built was based at A&AEE Boscombe Down for trials until 1965. The Vulcan display was always one of the highlights of Farnborough Air Show. Date: 1960

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 climbs away

Avro Vulcan B2 climbs away

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 at Heyford

Avro Vulcan B2 at Heyford. James Gilbert photo

Background imageVulcan Collection: Vulcan 20914_015

Vulcan 20914_015
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageVulcan Collection: Vulcan 20914_013

Vulcan 20914_013
Last flying Vulcan bomber taking off from RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Photographed from the air in July 2009. The Vulcan, designed by Avro and later manufactured by Hawker Siddeley

Background imageVulcan Collection: Saunders Roe SR-45 Princess Flying Boat

Saunders Roe SR-45 Princess Flying Boat Making a Low-Level Flypast at the Farnborough Airshow 1952 Date: 1953

Background imageVulcan Collection: CM8 8274 Darren Turner, Aston Martin Vulcan

CM8 8274 Darren Turner, Aston Martin Vulcan
Darren Turner, Aston Martin Vulcan, Goodwood FoS 2015, 2015, Aston Martin, Aston Martin Vulcan, Classic, Darren Turner, entertainment, fearless, Festival of Speed, Flat out, FoS, Goodwood

Background imageVulcan Collection: Lithograph of Chepstow Station, c. 1850

Lithograph of Chepstow Station, c. 1850
A reproduction of a lithographic print showing Chepstow station in c.1850 at about the time the South Wales Railway opened

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 of No 27 Squadron RAF Scampton

Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 of No 27 Squadron RAF Scampton
Avro Vulcan B2, XH558, of No 27 Squadron, RAF Scampton, checks a North Sea oil rig. February 1975. This aircraft was restored to airworthiness by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust in 2007. Date: 1975

Background imageVulcan Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20107926

EyeUbiquitous_20107926
England, East Sussex, Beachy Head, Vulcan Jet Bomber taking part in the Airbourne air show

Background imageVulcan Collection: The static park at the Farnborough Air Show

The static park at the Farnborough Air Show, September 1964. Date: 1964

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan production line

Avro Vulcan production line

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan landing

Avro Vulcan landing

Background imageVulcan Collection: The Forge of Vulcan

The Forge of Vulcan by VELAZQUEZ, Diego RodrЧ uez de Silva (1599-1660)

Background imageVulcan Collection: The Transport Fleet embarking the Troops, at Varna (engraving)

The Transport Fleet embarking the Troops, at Varna (engraving)
1607773 The Transport Fleet embarking the Troops, at Varna (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Transport Fleet embarking the Troops, at Varna)

Background imageVulcan Collection: Vickers Valiant B(PR)K1 WZ376 refuels Avro Vulcan

Vickers Valiant B(PR)K1 WZ376 refuels Avro Vulcan
Vickers Valiant B(PR)K1, WZ376, refuels Avro Vulcan B1, XH478

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B1 XA894

Avro Vulcan B1 XA894
Avro Vulcan B1, XA894, used as an engine testbed for the Bristol Siddeley Olympus 320 for the TSR-2

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B.1 7856M - XA8927 - '30'

Avro Vulcan B.1 7856M - XA8927 - '30'
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.1 7856M / XA897 / '30', at RAF Halton on 22 June 1968.Formerly of 230OCU. One of at least six large aircraft known to have landed at the rather small grass airfield at

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M - XA892 - '16'

Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M - XA892 - '16'
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M / XA892 / '16' (msn PS4), at RAF Halton on 22 June 1968.Formerly of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, this aircraft never entered service with the RAF

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M - XA892 - '16'

Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M - XA892 - '16'
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.1 7748M / XA892 / '16' (msn PS4), at RAF Halton in November 1962.Formerly of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, this aircraft never entered service with the RAF

Background imageVulcan Collection: Avro Vulcan B.2 XJ824

Avro Vulcan B.2 XJ824
Royal Air Force - Avro Vulcan B.2 XJ824 Date: circa 1963

Background imageVulcan Collection: Vulcan Presenting Arms To Venus For Aeneas, 1756. Creator: Francois Boucher

Vulcan Presenting Arms To Venus For Aeneas, 1756. Creator: Francois Boucher
Vulcan Presenting Arms To Venus For Aeneas, 1756. In Virgil's epic Aeneid, Venus seduces Vulcan and persuades him to forge weapons for her son Aeneas

Background imageVulcan Collection: Sir John Tenniel cartoon: Vulcan's Best Customer (engraving)

Sir John Tenniel cartoon: Vulcan's Best Customer (engraving)
8657262 Sir John Tenniel cartoon: Vulcan's Best Customer (engraving) by Tenniel, John (1820-1914) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vulcan's Best Customer)

Background imageVulcan Collection: Sea Adventure: The wreck of the 'Indian Chief' (colour litho)

Sea Adventure: The wreck of the "Indian Chief" (colour litho)
8668760 Sea Adventure: The wreck of the "Indian Chief" (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageVulcan Collection: The Roman God Vulcan

The Roman God Vulcan
5307218 The Roman God Vulcan.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the Roman God Vulcan, God of Fire. Dated 18th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageVulcan Collection: Costumes and armour of German knights, 13th century, 1889 (chromolithograph)

Costumes and armour of German knights, 13th century, 1889 (chromolithograph)
5912603 Costumes and armour of German knights, 13th century, 1889 (chromolithograph); (add.info.: Costumes of German knights in battle A, B)

Background imageVulcan Collection: The Vulcan automatic water sprinkler

The Vulcan automatic water sprinkler
5310140 The Vulcan automatic water sprinkler; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the Vulcan automatic water sprinkler. In normal circumstances the water was held back by a solder cap but this was)

Background imageVulcan Collection: Venus in the Forge of Vulcan, 1620-78 (oil on panel)

Venus in the Forge of Vulcan, 1620-78 (oil on panel)
8726581 Venus in the Forge of Vulcan, 1620-78 (oil on panel) by Brueghel, Jan the Younger (1601-78) (workshop); 60.5x90.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: By Workshop of Jan Brueghel The Younger)

Background imageVulcan Collection: The preparation of Cupid's arrows, 16th-17th century (oil on canvas)

The preparation of Cupid's arrows, 16th-17th century (oil on canvas)
8678362 The preparation of Cupid's arrows, 16th-17th century (oil on canvas) by Paggi, Giovanni Battista (1554-1627); 165x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageVulcan Collection: Vulcan, sculpture by Vincenzo de Rossi (1525-87) 1572 (bronze)

Vulcan, sculpture by Vincenzo de Rossi (1525-87) 1572 (bronze)
BEN82544 Vulcan, sculpture by Vincenzo de Rossi (1525-87) 1572 (bronze); Palazzo Vecchio (Palazzo della Signoria) Florence, Italy; Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageVulcan Collection: Thetis hands the shield to Achilles. Creator: Passeri, Giuseppe (1654-1714)

Thetis hands the shield to Achilles. Creator: Passeri, Giuseppe (1654-1714)
Thetis hands the shield to Achilles. Private Collection

Background imageVulcan Collection: Vulcan Bomber

Vulcan Bomber
Vulcan bombers from RAF Waddington flying in formation in 1957

Background imageVulcan Collection: Venus and Vulcan, 1590. Creator: Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem

Venus and Vulcan, 1590. Creator: Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem
Venus and Vulcan, 1590



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"Vulcan: A Legendary Farewell to the Skies" In a spectacular display of precision and power, the Red Arrows bid farewell to the majestic Avro Vulcan BMk1, leaving aviation enthusiasts in awe. As they soared through the skies, memories of its iconic counterparts - Vickers Valiant BMk1 and XD869 - came rushing back. Steeped in history, this Avro Vulcan B2 XH533 was a true marvel of engineering. Just like the Greek gods in Mount Olympus, it commanded respect and admiration. Its legacy intertwined with Greek mythology as if plucked from pages published in 1880. The Avro Vulcan's name itself evoked strength and dominance. Armed with a Blue Steel stand-off bomb, it stood ready to defend its realm against any threat that dared challenge it. Even on special occasions like Barnes Wallace's birthday salute, an Avro Vulcan B2 would take flight to honor his genius contributions. As darkness fell upon the horizon, an ethereal glow illuminated the Avro Vulcan B2 at night. Its sleek silhouette cutting through the black canvas above left spectators spellbound by its sheer beauty. But let us not forget where it all began – with the mighty Avro Vulcan B1 XA900 paving the way for future generations of this remarkable aircraft. The evolution continued with each iteration; culminating in awe-inspiring creations such as the Avro Vulcan B2 and 698 Vulcan B-2. Yet amidst all these achievements lies another tale from history - SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse from 1900 – reminding us that progress is built upon foundations laid long ago. As we bid adieu to this legendary aircraft soaring into retirement, we are reminded of its indelible mark on aviation history. The Red Arrows' final tribute pays homage to an era defined by innovation and excellence – forever etching "Vulcan" into our collective memory as a symbol of power, grace, and the pursuit of greatness.