Avro Vulcan B1a Blue Steel Project.
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Well, I just couldn't resist it. Despite loads of Leopard projects piling up, when I decided to restore my other B1a, I just HAD to start another one.
This particular one is going to be XA903. This was a B1a that was modified for Blue Steel firing trials in Australia. Many people have said that the B1a was incapable of carrying Blue Steel because of it's smaller wing span, but this proves that it was possible. The 12ft increase in span was more about the handling of the aircraft. So no, I have not fitted the wrong bomb bay before anyone says.
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