This is a period style photograph of Avro Vulcan B1 XH558 “The Spirit of Great Britain” which captured the imagination of a nation after an eight year restoration which saw her return to flight in 2007 to thrill airshow crowds until being retired in October 2015. Designed by Avro Lancaster creator Roy Chadwick, the Vulcan is a delta wing strategic nuclear bomber operated by the RAF during the cold war. The type entered service in 1957 and served in various roles until retirement in 1984.
Fortunately the Vulcan never had to be used in a nuclear strike, however not long before the type was due to be withdrawn from service, Vulcan XM607 was used during the Falklands conflict to bomb Port Stanley airfield. At the time this was the longest bombing raid in history and the Vulcan was the only aircraft in the RAF capable of mounting a mission that involved nearly 6800 nautical miles.
An A4 fact sheet on the history of XH558 is included with your order.
This print has an edition limit of 250 and is individually signed and numbered by the photographer on the mount. The mounted picture measures 16×12 (41cm x 30.5cm) and is ready to fit into a standard 16×12 size frame available from many high street stockists. The actual photograph is 12×8 (30cm x 20cm).