Aviation Photo #1233823 Vickers Valiant BK1 - UK - Air Force

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The only remaining full example of a Valiant anywhere on the planet, XD818 was the actual aircraft that dropped Britain's first hydrogen bomb. It was later moved to the RAF Museum at Hendon and now resides in the new Cold War museum at Cosford, restored to its original anti-flash white colour scheme (but completely impossible to photograph)
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    Richard Vandervord
    UK - Air Force
    Vickers Valiant BK1
    Vickers Valiant
    Vickers Valiant
    Vickers
    XD818
    Marham (King's Lynn -)
    England
    United Kingdom
    April 1977
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Photo Added: July 09, 2007

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Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! What a beauty Richard. One of the true classics beautifully captured. Many, many thanks for sharing this shot with us all at A.Net. More too come? Hope so! (Drooling)
Anonymous
8 years ago
The very large ,but very aerodynamic Vickers Valiant could carry an armament of one 10,000lb. MC Mk 1 Blue Danube nuclear bomb;four 2,000lb. Red Beard tactical nuclear bombs;one 6,000lb. Mk 5 nuclear bomb;four Mk 28 or Mk 43 thermonuclear bombs;or 21 1,000lb. conventional bombs.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I have my old ATC Sqdn photo (350 Sqdn)taken in front of this aircraft in situ at Marham in Aug 1978

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