Aviation Photo #0615028 Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2 - UK - Air Force

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Converted from a bomber to an aerial refueling tanker, the H.P. Victor proved itself more than once, firstly in the Falklands War, then in the Gulf War. When Iraq invaded Kuwait, No. 55 Squadron, RAF began deploying from Marham, Norfolk, to Muharraq, Bahrain, with eight aircraft in January 1991. The 'Lusty Linda' pin-up nose art is still visible in this picture. Nowadays this Victor is stored at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington.
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    Gerhard Plomitzer
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    Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2
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    XL231
    Yeovilton
    England
    United Kingdom
    July 18, 1993
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Rare but beatiful...!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Heh, wow, leave it to the Brits to build some interesting and remarkably ugly airplanes :*D
Anonymous
11 years ago
No computer or wind tunnel would ever come up with this :)
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is the most bizzare thing i have ever seen!
Anonymous
8 years ago
From Mexico:
Not to much aesthetic in design...but what a big force and power expression!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I honestly love this plane, not only is it different than the common aircraft, like the 747 it has this feeling of majesty.

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