The Avro Vulcan is a Delta Wing Strategic Bomber used by the RAF between 1956 and 1984. The type was produced from 1956 until 1965 with a total of 136 airframes. 45 were of the type B.1, of which only 3 nose sections are believed to still exist. They are not visible in GE and not in this collection. 89 B.2 variants were delivered to the RAF, of which 19 full airframes and 9 nose sections survive to this day.
3 of the full airframes are in Museums and are not visible in GE. I have included their approximate locations for completeness.
Two B.2 nose sections that still survive are not in the collection as I do not have accurate locations for them. XM602 nose section is probably located at Bruntingthorpe although it is owned by the Air and Space Museum in Manchester. XM652 nose section is in a private collection near Welshpool, but is not visble in GE with the current imagery.
EDIT: XA903 B.1 nose section is located near Stranraer, Scotland in a private collection. (Thanks to frankmcvey for the location) EDIT: XA893 B.1 nose section added back in now I have a more accurate location. EDIT: XH563 B.2MRR nose section is located at Morayvia Aviation Museum in Kinloss, Scotland.
I don't believe there are any more to be found, but I found extra ones myself as did Frank, so I welcome being proved wrong on this one.
My head obviously wasn't in the game when I originally put this collection together, as I have missed 3 more nose sections, 2 of which are visible in GE. In my defence, it appears that there is no one source on the web that has all the survivors listed. My collection is now pieced together from several different sources of information.
XL388 B.2 Nose section is at Aeroventure in Doncaster. XL445 K.2 Nose section is at Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton.
I have also confirmed that the B.1 cockpit (XA893) previously displayed at Cosford was removed due to Health and Safety concerns.
Here it is in better, if more dangerous, days.
I'm guessing banging your head was the health and safety risk.
KMZ in initial post updated with the 2 extra nose sections. I've also split the collection into two folders, one for complete airframes and one for nose sections.
Slight erratum - B1 cockpit XA903 is at the Stoneykirk Aviation Museum near West Freugh airfield in Scotland (near Stranraer) currently undergoing restoration. I saw this old girl at the Farnborough Air Show in 1970 when she was acting as a flying testbed for the Tornado RB199 engine. FB page here. Not too far from my little sister in Portpatrick - I'll see if I can get you some photos once Scotland is open to the public again!
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SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
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