Low speed wind tunnel model of Vulcan aircraft, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1950-1960.
Low speed wind tunnel model of Vulcan aircraft. This mahogany model has the bomb bay open and was used to assess the aerodynamic characteristics and stability of the Vulcan in this configuration. Built and used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, UK. Built by A V Roe of Manchester between 1955 and 1964, the Vulcan, then known as the Avro 698, first flew on 30 August 1952. The plane, which only saw service with the Royal Air Force, was an important part of Britain's nuclear deterrent from the 1950s onward. It was phased out during 1984.
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- brass (copper, zinc alloy), mahogany (wood), metal (unknown), steel (metal), wood composites (plywood)
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