Aviation Photo #1192891 Avro 698 Vulcan B2 - UK - Air Force

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XH558 departs Biggin on the Bump in lively manner at the end of another annual Battle of Britain airshow.
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    Alex Christie
    UK - Air Force
    Avro 698 Vulcan B2
    Avro 698 Vulcan
    Avro 698 Vulcan
    Avro
    SET12
    XH558
    Biggin Hill
    England
    United Kingdom
    September 18, 1965
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Photo Added: March 28, 2007

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Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful plane. This shot looks awesome with the dark sky backdrop.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great light, very evocative shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing quality for a picture that is over 40 years old! This photograph really captures the speed and power of a Vulcan, you can almost hear the 4 Olympus engines roaring!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing! I just can't believe the scan quality.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love the contrasts here: the way the sunlight catches the underside of the aircraft against interesting sky/cloud colours. This nuclear bomber appears graceful, peaceful even; an object of beauty. Dark smoke from the engines only hints at the ear-shattering noise which must have accompanied the flypast, and on closer inspection the aircraft's bomb bay doors are dead centre, but closed: the faintest reminder of the Vulcan's true purpose.
Anonymous
9 years ago
With the recent return to flight of a Vulcan, sounds and sights like this excellent, evocative picture will be experienced again.
Alex Christie's excellent photos from decades past, are an outstanding collection.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing quality! This picture was taken over 40 years ago and is of amazing quality, much better than anything I've ever taken! A Five Star shot for sure!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I gotta chuckle when I read comments such as "Amazing quality for a pic taken over 40 years ago". Undoubtedly posted by a "20 or 30 something". My grandfather was a photographer in the Signal Corp and I have 3 albums full of EXCELLENT fotos of WW ONE (1914-1917)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful photo of a beautiful plane... Excellent.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing capture of this spirited departure, must have been etched on atending public. What are the different lids covering the number 3 and 4 engines compared to #1-2? Frank from BUE - E01
Anonymous
4 years ago
The Vulcan is an aircraft that has to be seen in person to believe, big, broad and beautiful! This shot gives one an idea of its size and unique shape, and will make viewers look for more information. I was in awe of this a/c at a USAF airshow while serving, and still am!
Anonymous
3 years ago
It looks... alive! The color of the wings make them look as if they're made of organic matter, like bone.

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