Handley Page Victor
The Handley Page Victor K2 force was perhaps the RAF’s most versatile asset during the Falklands War. As well as air-to-air refuelling, the Victors initially flew high-priority maritime radar reconnaissance missions and were equipped to carry out low-level photographic flights — which, thankfully, never went ahead
With December 24 marking the 70th anniversary of the first flight of Handley Page’s crescent winged Victor, we dedicate this week’s Historic Quiz to the still to this day futuristic looking aeroplane… but how much do you know about Britain’s third and final V bomber?
Going supersonic during a test flight and a number of deadly crashes were just some of the events that made development of the Handley Page Victor turbulent. Glenn Sands pays tribute to the men who designed and tested the crescent-winged wonder