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Vulcan XA 903 Pilot and Crew

Vulcan XA 903 Pilot and Crew

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G2616. Taken during October 1970, from left to right is Stuart Pearce, Martin Rogers, Binnie Barnes - pilot of Vulcan XA903, Mike Parkinson, and Jean Beslon. They have been testing Olympus 593 engines in the Vulcan, for the Concorde programme. These became standard engines of the RAF's Vulcan B.2 force, which stayed in use till 1983. These were used in the Falklands war, in the Port Stanley runway bombing missions, which have since been acknowledged as the longest in the history of air warfare. The Vulcan XA903 made its last flight on 21st July 1971.
PublisherRolls-Royce plc
ContributorRolls-Royce Heritage Trust
Creatorcorporatename - Rolls-Royce Plc
Datecreation - 1970-10-02
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White Photograph
Formatdimension.W - 52 cm
dimension.H - 52 cm
SourceRolls-Royce plc
Coveragepoint - 1970-10-02
RightsRolls-Royce plc