US Air Force Boeing B-52 and an RAF Avro Vulcan flying over Edwards Air Force Base in California.

US Air Force Boeing B-52 and an RAF Avro Vulcan flying over Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Vulcan bomber probably the most graceful weapon of mass destruction the world will ever know

Vulcan bomber probably the most graceful weapon of mass destruction the world will ever know

The Avro Vulcan, originally it was painted in anti-flash white shown here.  As Soviet air defence improved low level flight was needed to avoid it and the aircraft were painted with a camouflage pattern.

The Avro Vulcan, originally it was painted in anti-flash white shown here. As Soviet air defence improved low level flight was needed to avoid it and the aircraft were painted with a camouflage pattern.

Vulcan in flight. XH588 is the last flying Vulcan she is to be grounded in 2016 over safety fears.

Vulcan in flight. XH588 is the last flying Vulcan she is to be grounded in 2016 over safety fears.

The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers that provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

The Handley Page Victor was a British jet bomber aircraft produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers that provided Britain's nuclear deterrent. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

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