Avro Vulcan. Part of the V-Force, the Vulcan was Britain's airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability utilised in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982. (Photo via Flickr: Kemon01)

Avro Vulcan. Part of the V-Force, the Vulcan was Britain's airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability utilised in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982. (Photo via Flickr: Kemon01)

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The Avro Vulcan, originally it was painted in anti-flash white shown here.  As Soviet air defence improved low level flight was needed to avoid it and the aircraft were painted with a camouflage pattern.

The Avro Vulcan, originally it was painted in anti-flash white shown here. As Soviet air defence improved low level flight was needed to avoid it and the aircraft were painted with a camouflage pattern.

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Avro Vulcan, one of the three 'v bombers' nuclear deterrents in the 50s and 60s. Also took part in the Falklands war. A beautiful delta winged bomber.

Avro Vulcan, one of the three 'v bombers' nuclear deterrents in the 50s and 60s. Also took part in the Falklands war. A beautiful delta winged bomber.

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US Air Force Boeing B-52 and a Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan flying over Edwards Air Force Base in California. (Photo via Flickr: Kemon01)

US Air Force Boeing B-52 and a Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan flying over Edwards Air Force Base in California. (Photo via Flickr: Kemon01)

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Vulcan bomber probably the most graceful weapon of mass destruction the world will ever know

Vulcan bomber probably the most graceful weapon of mass destruction the world will ever know

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