Low speed wind tunnel model of the Avro Vulcan

Made:
1950-1960 in Farnborough

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Low speed wind tunnel model of Vulcan aircraft, c.1948. Front view. Gallery display.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Low speed wind tunnel model of Vulcan aircraft, c.1948
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Low speed wind tunnel model of Vulcan aircraft. Bottom view. Cut out. Cut Out Path included in the tiff file. Grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
Farnborough
Object Number:
1993-2287
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), mahogany (wood), metal (unknown), steel (metal), wood composites (plywood)
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
status:
Permanent collection

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