Aviation Photo #1368960 Avro 698 Vulcan B2 - Untitled

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Having received a permit to fly just two days earlier, this was the first flying display by a Vulcan for 15 years. What a stroke of genius to fly it in formation with PA474, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster - probably the two most significant RAF bombers in the air together
England, United Kingdom
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    Avro 698 Vulcan B2
    Avro 698 Vulcan
    Avro 698 Vulcan
    Avro
    SET12
    G-VLCN
    XH558
    Waddington
    England
    United Kingdom
    July 5, 2008
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic! Allmost looks like some scene from 1946 with a german Horton flying wing chasing the Lancaster!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Dogfight of two bombers!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Top shot, Mick! Best regards, Walter
Anonymous
8 years ago
And to think I thought Avro Vulcan was Mr Spock's daughter!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The noise those 2 amazing planes made when they flew past will be something I will never forget. Amazing planes
Anonymous
8 years ago
As I said before, amazing photo Mick!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I am jealous - what a sight!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I WANT SOUND!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Really nice one. Five stars.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely Fantastic! I was there & this formation was amazing!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic! I especially enjoy how closely synched the props are to one another on each wing of the Lanc.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Just imagine the view that the Tailgunner would get in this fantastic formation!!! Top marks to whomever came up with this idea to formate the two Avro legends so soon after the return to flight of the Vulcan!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
In two words "historical significance". Not only two great Avro bombers together in the air, but over RAF Waddington as well.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Not exactly an everyday sight! Congratulations on a fantastic photograph of two historic aircraft.
Anonymous
8 years ago
......and five stars from me.
Anonymous
8 years ago
A great capture of Aviation history. Excellent. Simply Excellent!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Completely agree with the author of this photo, a historic moment to see these aircraft together again
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow, Mick!! That is a sight many have probably never seen, and I certainly wish I could have been there for that!! What a truly stunning photo of two of the RAF's most classic aircraft! Five stars, very nicely captured! Jaysen - Wichita, KS
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great picture! Nice to see Vulcan's futuristic shape back in the air.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simple and superb. Beautiful
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its a most unusual photo i have not seen these two together before.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Even more rare than a solar eclipse, this is a beautiful sight and I'm glad you were on hand to capture it! Superb!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Right Place, Right Time, Right Planes - Just perfect
Anonymous
8 years ago
Stunning aerial view of two historic aircraft from A.V. Roe. "Fighter pilots make movies; bomber pilots make history!"
Anonymous
8 years ago
What stunning detail, how you managed to get this shot amazes me?! 5*****
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fantastic photo. I was wondering how fast the Lancaster had to go to allow the Vulcan to fly properly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very, very nice. Two classic British Bombers spanning two generations in one shot.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Definitely a five star formation. Perfect exposure. Ideal clarity. And well framed.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Damn I would like to hear the sound of those!!! Must have been a thrill. Nice pic
Anonymous
7 years ago
I'm quite familiar with the Lancaster but I can't beleive props from Merlins #1 and #2 are at a matching angle and #3 and #4 are too but at a different one's, never seen anything like that, almost a miracle event. Just into the case I'm from Canada.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Unusual angle, a great photograph
Anonymous
7 years ago
Piece of history, a great composition too
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning
Anonymous
7 years ago
A wonderful photograph of a fantastic event
Anonymous
6 years ago
Picture of the decade, maybe?

Just unbelievable!

I never saw a Lanc "in person", but I did see a Vulcan do an incredible aerobatic routine at Dayton a while back; thing was as "nimble" as a Pitts! Hope that's the same pilot flying this one!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Thanks to "comments" I just learned something;
"AVRO"= A.V. Roe Now I know! Now I have to find another photo of this thing......
(Well done Mick! )
Anonymous
6 years ago
Not sure if the vulcan is significant but it's probably the 2nd most famous/iconic bomber the RAF's ever had
Anonymous
6 years ago
I just love the foreshortening of that llllong lens. I know they were quite close anyway but this just looks so much more impressive.
Anonymous
4 years ago
2 famous Avro`s together
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great photo! The Lanc crew must have had the throttles firewalled just to try to keep up with that Vulcan.

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