Avro Vulcan

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Avro Vulcan
Type Strategic bomber
National Origin United Kingdom
Unit cost £750,000 (1956)
Variants Avro Atlantic
Manufacturer Avro
First flight August 1952
Introduced September 1956
Status Retired
Launch customer Royal Air Force
Primary users Royal Air Force
Produced 1956–1965
Number built 136

The Avro Vulcan was a high-altitude strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. It is a jet-powered, tailless, delta wing aircraft.[1]


The Vulcan was typically armed with nuclear weapons but it was also capable of conventional bombing missions. Some Vulcans were modified to carry the Blue Steel missile, which was an air-launched, rocket-propelled, nuclear-armed missile.