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I used to see these fly when the UK participated in Red Flag excercises some 35 years ago at Nellis AFB. It was a large but graceful aircraft and reminded me of manta rays.

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My aunt lives a few miles from Scampton AFB in England (in Lincoln). She's seen many a Vulcan fly overhead. (But now it's mainly the Red Arrows, doing their practices). There are a few Vulcans scattered about England in various museums..

That's one big massive wing! Quite a bit of history with her..

And, in the Bond 'ThunderBall' remake, they're on a Vulcan.. (Never say never again)
 

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Why are extinguished volcano? I still regret that they stopped Concord. The cause of the crash was not in it, and part remained on the track by some other stupid plane.
 

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Made very famous in the book and movie Thunderball, a beautiful aircraft.. How long was its operational life?
 

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It was the most beautiful B1 bomber in Never Say Never.. The B1 was in nuclear war livery .. Brilliant white. Creepy when you realize that the Very Week that the film opened ( October 7, 1983.. 10-07..) the NATO had serious war jitters and had advanced the Pershing Rockets into central Germany firing positions..
 

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If I recall, it flew from the UK to the Falkland's during that little Argentinian skirmish..
Yes- they actually had to refurbish some aerial refueling tankers to go with them. I believe they were re-fitted Victors. As a kid i always loved these when they flew low overhead. Once a pilot waved to me!
 

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Yes, those were the "Black Buck" operations:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Black_Buck

It was a multi-stage refuelling operation as the tankers also needed to be refuelled.

Vulcans sometimes appeared in air shows. I remember one occasion while they were still in service, the Vulcan flew past at low altitude, then pulled up into a steep climb, and you could literally feel the vibrations in the ground caused by the aircraft's engines. After the Vulcan was retired, a charity, "Vulcan to the Skies", was set up to get one of them back into flying condition. They eventually succeeded and got a few flights out of it at further air shows before it had to be retired again.

Among others, there's one on display at East Fortune Museum of Flight in Scotland, along with a Blue Steel missile.
 

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Frankly practice courtesy and politeness negotiating with some farmers. Otherwise, this is such an easy target for Mig-29 and Su-35 and because of this stopped from producing :)
 

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