Avro Vulcan Cold War Archive
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1. Tail Fin of XJ824
Close-up shots of the refuelling
The tail of XJ824 proudly displaying the emblem of 101 Squadron.
This shot gives you an idea of the
These images of XJ824 were sent to me, however I have lost the photographers details. If you recognise them as yours please e-mail me so I can credit you accordingly.
The white blob with fins, on the right, is the rear view of a Blue Steel nuclear missile
Note the "blister" underneath the refuelling probe. That houses the terrain following radar
Just above the nose-wheel leg is the seldom-used bomb-aimers blister
XJ824 is an example of a MkII Vulcan
XJ824 was last used by 101 Squadron
The protrusion just below the RAF roundel is the pitot tube to measure air speed
The red engine covers prevents birds and other debris entering the engines when the aircraft is parked
Note the tiny cockpit windows to minimise flash from a nuclear blast entering the cockpit
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