Royal Air Force Vickers Valiant B.1 XD875
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Operator: Royal Air Force - XD875
Aircraft: Vickers - Valiant B.1
Airport: UK - Scotland - Inverness (INV / EGPE)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2008-5-31 by Wallace Shackleton [Contact]
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(2.6.2008, 06:38 CET)
During the cold war the British Government decided to invest in three different types of bombers capable of dropping atomic weapons, they became known as V-Bombers; the Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor and the Vickers Valiant. Unfortunately the Valiant developed stress problems, which lead to the whole fleet being grounded and scrapped. Only one complete Valiant and a number of cockpit sections survive. This is a high dynamic Range photograph, taken in the aft section where the Bomber and navigator sat looking forward to the pilots ejection seats and instrument panel. Part of the Highland Aircraft Museum at Inverness Airport.