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This is the second Avro 707A. It was assembled at the Avro maintenance facility at Bracebridge heath in Lincolnshire and flew for the first time on 20 February 1953. As early as 1947 the Avro company designed a jet bomber that was eventually developed into the Avro Vulcan bomber. The Avro 707 was used to research the delta configuration in a high speed environment. Later on the aircraft was used by the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough and Bedford for research work. This indivdual aircraft was stored in 1966 to be preserved for the future. Photos taken at the MOSI museum in Manchester.
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Thanks, Rob. The MOSI is a very difficult museum to photograph in as there are so many pillars, other museum pieces and skylights messing up the backgrounds.
Great 'walk-arounds', Stellan...thank you.
You are welcome, Craig! Hope you can use them for some modelling.
Nice pics Stellan I enjoyed viewing them. Good reference material. Actually saw a Vulcan flying at the Cleveland Air Show in the 80's. It flew out of Canada and made several passes in front of the lake front. It was quite impressive to see.
There are a few vac kits and a resin one if you feel tempted... Thanks for stopping by, Tom!
Nice - thanks!
You are welcome!
One beautiful aircraft, good to see it!
Yeah, it got classic British lines but unfortunately it is impossible to capture them in one single photo. Thanks for your comment.
I see what you mean about photographing these machines. You need a wide-angle lens but even that only works to a point. It hard to get around a pillar!
This lovely jet is another of the old 1950s speedsters that looks like it's going 500 mph sitting on the ground!
Are those main landing gear struts the actual ones or replacements for display? The main gear legs look impossibly slim; almost phony. If not, they seem to have worked, they just look so simple and uncomplicated! To me, they look like hollow aluminium tubes. Ha!