Avro Vulcan Strategic Bomber Takes Off into the Sun by Dennis Melling
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A digital painting, using classics in DAP plus Gimp, of the Vulcan Bomber from a public domain photograph from wikimedia commons.
I recall (in my younger days) the familiar sight (from Filton, Bristol) of a Vulcan Bomber (80 tons) taking off vertically using just one engine. The one engine was, in fact, a single Concord engine in development, with enough power to fly the Vulcan like a jet fighter.
The Avro Vulcan is a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. The first production, B.1 type, had flown in February 1955.

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  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsover 2 years ago

    Favplpos image

  • Thank you Sandra – although I don’t understand your abbreviation :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Unusual, but Ok Dennis. – Ted

  • Thank you Ted – I remember this plane very well and the awesome trail of black smoke that it left behind. The first time that I saw it I thought that there was something wrong with the engines :)

    – Dennis Melling

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