Handley Page Victor

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The last of the Victors — 30 years on

It’s now three decades since the RAF said farewell to its last ‘V-bomber’, and retired the Victor K2 tankers of No 55 Squadron. But they weren’t about to slip quietly away…

Yorkshire Victor to fire up engines

On Saturday November 25, the Yorkshire Air Museum’s Handley Page Victor will run its engines to celebrate three decades at the Elvington attraction

Bid to restore Victor nose gathers pace

The remains of Victor K.2 XL191’s nose have been acquired by new owners for restoration at a planned museum in Iron Mountain, Michigan

V-bomber cockpits taken on at Duxford

At the end of last year, the Essex-based Cockpit Collection donated a pair of V-bomber noses to IWM Duxford

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Did you know the last Victor ‘flew’ in 2009?

Tom Allett looks back to May 2009, when Bruntingthorpe’s XM715 took an unscheduled - but ultimately historic - ‘hop’…

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"It would have been a suicide mission": Victor captain on reconnaissance missions

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

Historic Aviation Quiz: Handley Page Victor

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?

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Duxford Victor restoration revealed

Martin Needham reports from the Imperial War Museum Duxford on the completion of its Handley Page Victor B.1A(K2P) restoration

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The turbulent development of the Handley Page Victor

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

Nimrods and Victors sharing a very crowded ramp at Wideawake during Operation Corporate. Crown Copyright Feature Premium

Multi-role Victors of the Falklands War

British success in the Falklands War relied heavily on the vital contribution of the Victor. Glenn Sands detailed the aircraft type’s involvement in the conflict in the July 2012 issue of FlyPast