Aviation Photo #1360859 Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2 - UK - Air Force

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    Nathan Daws
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    Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2
    Handley Page HP-80 Victor
    Handley Page HP-80 Victor
    Handley Page
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    Bruntingthorpe
    England
    United Kingdom
    May 25, 2008
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Comments (59)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow incredible. It looks so like an UFO, you can't belive it's man made. Congrats, J.Zaninger.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is always nice to see one of the old V series planes still moving under its own power. Is this it flying yet. Last I heard it was in taxi tests.
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Anonymous
11 years ago
I had never seen a plane like this.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very strange looking plane...
Anonymous
11 years ago
The shot brings out the sheer power of the beast - both the angle and the spray from the engines and "gets" that moment bfore brakes off and the start iof the take-off run. The Victor always had that "hunched" look of a rugby forward about to engage in the pack, the Mk2 even more than the Mk.1. What I'd call a "massive" shot ... Thanks indeed.
John Price
Anonymous
11 years ago
That's the strangest looking aircraft ever. Love the rain effect
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great to see Classic jets still running. Victor to the Sky!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A menacing beast to be sure.It looks like a "Klingon" warship,from "Star Trek"! Freaky.
Anonymous
11 years ago
No words to describe this aircraft. I love the V-bombers and their designs ahead of their real time in the 50's.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Only the Brits can design something so ugly that it becomes a beautiful piece of art. PeterV
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fabulous picture of a fabulous plane!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Everytime i see this beast, it gives me an impression of a huge Jet-A guzzler compared to others. Nonetheless, it is the meanest looking plane ever to fly!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just to get a photo of this unusual looking plane is in itself an accomplishment.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Strange yet creepy! Look like alien's aircraft from outerspace!. But very wonderfull design!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Weird and wonderful Beauty!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Memories of working on Victor 1B'S in the sixties, great.
Anonymous
11 years ago
If this aircraft was a person I would make sweeet sweaty love to it....


What the hell its never stopped me before...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Weird, but hella awesome.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, ugly plane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a pretty sweet looking vehicle, good action shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It kind of looks like Jar Jar Binks...
Anonymous
11 years ago
Men this is nice, why nobody said about it in the news???
Anonymous
11 years ago
At least this aircraft doesn't looks like thousands made before it. It's something special :)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Awesome plane.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think it kicks ass. wonder what its meant for?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm not sure if it has anything to do with picture composition. I just think the plane as a very cool design. Its odd the Digg story title is "The ugliest plane you'll ever see" but its far from it. This plane is awesome!
Anonymous
11 years ago
That thing is wild as hell!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing and Cool Airplane
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very alien looking aircraft...
Anonymous
11 years ago
And now we know what happens when a Bell X1 falls in love with a B-37. Still, that's the coolest looking plane I've seen in a while and a really great bit of camera work.
Anonymous
11 years ago
That, is so awesome..
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow... spectacular shot. I can almost feel the raindrops and the ground shaking
Anonymous
11 years ago
This plane is awesome!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm a former Air Electronics Officer who flew many sorties in B1, K1, B1A, B2 and K2 Victors. This is a really good photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
In answer to a question above, I believe this aircraft was a tanker. Whether this particular one would have been one of those used in re fuelling Vulcan XH558 on her way to the Falklands, I wouldn't like to say, but it could well have been
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've never seen that plane before, didn't know it ever existed. It looks great ! Thanks !
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a very clear, detailed action shot by a very brave photographer using lots of technical experience and the subject is a very cool airplane. Thank You
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is so menacing - yet graceful............
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a MONSTER!!! The Handley Page is one of those aircraft that you would only think a science fiction writer could dream up, but here it is in action. Great subject matter!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Another fine example of distinctive British aircraft design - simply beautiful!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is truly a unique view of an odd bird.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is an amazing aircraft
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's SO Ugly, it's a work of art! Looks a bit like Mick Jagger...
Anonymous
10 years ago
I always thought the Victor looked like something out of Thunderbirds! Incredibly imposing, especially in this shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sooooo ugly is cool
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love the intakes and the nose. I can't make out, but it looks like it's Teasin' Tina.
God I almost get a woody just looking at this aircraft.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic British cold war jet. Five were used as refuelers in the then longest solo bombing mission of 4000 miles from Ascension Island to the Falklands in 1982. One Victor had to transfer all its fuel to another in flight when damaged by a tropical storm. The accompanying Vulcan dropped its bombs successfully due to the ability of the Handley Page Victor. Frederick Handley Page (1885-1962) designed the first big RAF bombers of WWI and the famous Halifax heavy bomber of WW2. The company continued until 1970.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Exceedingly ugly, but strikingly beautiful. You have managed to capture both sides and more, of this magnificent British masterpiece.
Thanks!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Please Mr Dassault, could you help this thing !
Anonymous
9 years ago
This shows the raw power of this aircraft. Built originally to carry 40X1000lbs of conventional bombs and the H bomb. The sheer magnitude comes through with this picture.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I want one.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I remember the Victors ( and Valiants and Vulcans ) flying over our house when I was very young. They have an other worldy style. Key bit I like is that under the nose is seemingly made of flat ( cheaper ? ) panels. I also only discovered that it broke the sound barrier too. ( still the biggest plane to have done so ? )
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great aircraft & great shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a beautiful Plane.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent photography, and a really unusual aircraft. It is a credit to the dedicated people who maintain these aircraft thus preserving a truly unique piece of history.
Anonymous
6 years ago
English Planes !
I love it !!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Best design
Anonymous
6 years ago
It looks like a typical day in the life of a Tanker Sqn liney! Cold, wet and windy. Oh Happy Days. I can still feel adrenalin rush as the engines spool up to max chat and the ground begins shake.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Straight out of "Dan Dare " pilot of the future from the Eagle comic

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