VULCAN - The Last Delta Wing Bomber by Chris Lord

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The Vulcan Bomber is arguably the world’s greatest aircraft, and a piece of British history. “Delta Lady” XH558 is a show stopper, and with the famous howl, no-one can mistake it.

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Photography has been an obsession since I was 13 years old and went off to Italy clutching my mother’s 1940s roll film camera. I’ve been fooling with computers since I bought an Amiga 1000 back in 1985. My first chunky pixelized images were digitized into that machine using a black and white CCTV camera. At last, with today’s software and hardware I feel that I can create the images I see in my mind’s eye. Visit my website at

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    Gorgeous colours and work Chris!!!

  • Thanks so much Dorothy, that’s greatly appreciated, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago are the only man I know that can almost make war look sexy.
    Fab work ☺

  • I do have to admit to pangs of guilt about that from time to time. Especially when you consider this bloody thing was designed to carry nukes. But like the hippy student placing a flower into the rifle barrel one has to just deal with the reality I suppose. I do wish man would build glorious objects for other reasons other than killing other humans. On the other hand I post pictures of churches and cathedrals as well. Still glorious but I can’t profess to a belief in them either. In the end I just show you what life shows me. But enough philosophy, thanks so much for that great compliment Kira. Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 2 years ago

    October 8,2012

  • How very special! I am so honored and grateful to find this banner. Thank you very much indeed Ann, this really makes my weekend perfect.

    – Chris Lord

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 2 years ago

    Awesomely done!!

  • I couldn’t stop playing with the images of this plane so ended up with two versions, I thought kinda appropriate that one was light and one was dark. One for the beauty of the machine itself and one for the dark purpose it was designed for. And it would be hard to find a darker purpose than delivering nukes. Thanks for the kind words JR, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Jan Pudney
    Jan Pudneyalmost 2 years ago

    This, along with the Harrier Jump Jet and Spitfire, is my favourate aeroplane. I cried when I saw it at an air display at Yeovilton. Classic treatment Chris.

  • It certainly made an impression on me when I saw it at Shoreham, what an incredible aircraft and so massive. It was escorted by “the Blades” and they looked like four tiny gnats buzzing around a horse against it. I have yet to see a Harrier in person but, of course, the Spitfire is a long time personal favorite.
    Thanks for the great comment Jan, much appreciated, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Lou-Garew
    Lou-Garewalmost 2 years ago

    Another gorgeous piece of art!

  • Very happy you thought so Lou, thank you so much for saying so. Greatly appreciated, cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

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    Colin J Willia...almost 2 years ago

    A Very Moody Shot Chris !! Did you get one with The Blades ??

  • Yes, a couple just as it arrived. They look like gnats flitting around a huge animal! I haven’t worked on one of those yes, maybe later. This is the dark image to remind one of it’s dark purpose. Delivering nukes! The lighter sunrise image celebrates the beauty of the machine itself. One for the yin and one for the yang so to speak :-) Cheers.

    – Chris Lord

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 2 years ago

    Your very welcome Chris. :)

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Chrs. – Ted

  • Thanks very much Ted, greatly appreciated.

    – Chris Lord

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