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The “Spirit of Great Britain” RAF serial XH558 now G-VLCN, doing a low level fly-over down the length of runway 27 at Liverpool ‘John Lennon’ Airport after it’s air display at Southport airshow. It rocked it’s wings as it exited the airport towards Liverpool to the North which was a nice touch and it then climbed away.

This is currently the only airworthy Vulcan bomber in the World. It was introduced as part of the UK’s nuclear deterrent during the Cold War.

It saw action during the 1982 Falklands conflict, when its crew bombed Port Stanley Airport to prevent it’s use by Argentine jets.

This Vulcan was withdrawn from active service in 1984 and was later restored at Bruntingthorpe aerodrome, Leicestershire, England (UK). It’s owned by the ‘Vulcan to the Sky Trust’ which is a registered charitable organisation. Further details here

Taken with Sony A850 + Tamron SP AF 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di USD.

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avro, vulcan, bomber, sony, tamron, liverpool, england, britain, jet, flight, b 2, b2, nuclear, delta, uk, raf, royal air force, cold war, war, falklands

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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 3 years ago

    Nicely taken Mark. – ted

  • Thanks Ted. It was about the best anyone could do from our viewpoint at the beginning of runway 27 as it passed over us as about 500ft.

    – Mark Kopczewski

  • ARIANA1985
    ARIANA1985almost 3 years ago

    magnificent capture XX

  • Thank you. A very rare bird indeed.

    – Mark Kopczewski

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