Aviation Photo #1588549 Avro 698 Vulcan - A.V. Roe

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Leads the Avro formation at the 1953 Farnborough Air Show with VX770 at the rear. The four surviving Avro 707 test aircraft act as escort to the two prototype bombers.
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Photo Added: October 03, 2009

Comments (24)

Anonymous
8 years ago
Historical. Beautiful!
5 star shot.
Spencer Wilmot.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Superb catch ! Cool to see this really old Vulcan's model and their old delta wings form too
Anonymous
8 years ago
It looks like a scene of "Star Wars".
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a very rare photo with two prototypes and four testbed aircraft with the original delta wing, before it was modified to the production standard.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Superb shot, they don't make them like that anymore
Anonymous
8 years ago
Hard to believe that was 1953 !!. They look futuristic even in 2009 !!. A very important historical shot that is a great addition to the DB. Thanks for adding. Leezyjet.
Anonymous
8 years ago
From Mexico:
A splendid sample of the power of the man in the air; and it will be bigger!!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I saw a photo just like this in a book "British secret projects: jet bombers since 1949" (Tony Butler) on page 41 (Eric Morgan Collection)...this picture is better !
Anonymous
8 years ago
So that is where the paper plane format comes from! Awesome shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Alien invasion or paper plane convention? Just incredible.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Simply unbelievable. A truly amazing, rare and beautiful picture. Really nice!
Anonymous
8 years ago
A very evocative shot from the bygone days of British aeronautical magnificence.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great catch! Looks like a 50's Sci-Fi scene. Really enjoy looking at these old gems!!! Keep them coming.

Many thanks from YVR.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Amazing Shot! Just think, only 8 Years before this photo was taken the Lancaster was the front line bomber of the RAF!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow!!! I definitely agree that this is a '50s sci-fi vision!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Delta Time! What a pity - it's over....
Anonymous
8 years ago
Futuristic photo !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Delta wings haven't proved so popular though, despite people perhaps thinking in the fifties that this was the one and only future of flying. How many do we got now? Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Gripen, Rafale, that kind of thing... a couple Concordes being airport decoration or museum object.... Some aging Tupolev bombers
probably... And a single flying Vulcan to keep up the Spirit. After the failure of the Concorde I honestly don't believe that any airline will be able to run whatever new supersonic plane ergonomically enough and while maintaining a reasonable enough market share to not make losses. Therefore I find the new proposed studies of what company again, some company that wants to work with Airbus on a study for a Mach 5 (!!!) airliner ridiculous.
Anonymous
7 years ago
There is a huge difference between delta wings and double-delta though, and even greater between delta wings and delta wings and canards, which Gripen, Typhoon, Rafale and several other planes have.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Reminiscent of War of the Worlds.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Might be an old photo, but superb
Anonymous
6 years ago
Sorry i only rated 5 stars!
Anonymous
5 years ago
It is so beautiful to see all those OLDer aircraft in formation. I worked at ARO aircraft Canada when these planes first started flying.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Those wonderful shapes in the sky look almost surreal, thanks for sharing!

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