Paving the Way

Tony Buttler examines the scale test-beds that preceded the Victor and the Vulcan – and V-bombers that might have been


The short-lived first Avro 707, VX784.

Such was the advanced nature of the new wing shapes selected for the ‘second generation’ of V-bombers – the Avro Vulcan and the Handley Page Victor – that it was thought prudent to prove the radical designs before the full-scale hardware was built.

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