SE6748 : Yorkshire Air Museum - 'V bomber'

taken 1 month ago, near to Elvington, York, Great Britain

Yorkshire Air Museum - 'V bomber'
Yorkshire Air Museum - 'V bomber'
Before Polaris the UK's nuclear deterrent depended on the V bomber force that consisted of Victor, Vulcan and Valiant jet bombers capable of carrying the 'bomb'. This is a Handley Page Victor in the later K2 tanker form. This is XL231 that entered service as a bomber in February 1962 and was converted to the prototype K2 tanker in 1972 and saw service in the Falklands War to refuel the Vulcans that bomber Port Stanley. It flew into retirement at Elvington in 1993 and is maintained in ground operational and high speed taxi condition. Out of sight to the left is the equally impressive Nimrod.
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Date Taken
Friday, 3 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Museum 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 678 482 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.5727N 0:58.0573W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 679 481
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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