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The Vulcan lives here

Bruntingthorpe Airfield is where enthusiasts are repairing and rebuilding the massive delta-wing aircraft with the aim of putting it back in the air.

Vulcan XH558
Vulcan XH558 at Bruntingthorpe  

More money is desperately needed to ensure that XH558 can be seen in flight again.

The vintage bomber is maintained by a dedicated team of enthusiasts at the former US base at Bruntingthorpe in south Leicestershire. She arrived at her new home on 23rd March 1993.

The Avro Vulcan was designed by A. V. Roe. There are fifteen Vulcan bombers still in existence in the United Kingdom (including one on the tarmac at East Midlands Airport), and five abroad.

With grateful thanks to Garry Lakin for the use of images of the Vulcan from his Aviation Picture Hangar

Vulcan silhouette
  The familiar delta-shape

Most are now just museum-pieces, and only XH 558 is ever likely to fly again. Bruntingthorpe is also home to a growing collection of post-war and cold war jets including Lightnings, Vampires and Venoms.

FInd out more about the work of the engineers and volunteers at Bruntingthorpe.

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