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The Avro Vulcan entered service with the RAF in 1956 as part of the 'V-force' of Cold-War nuclear deterrent bombers which included the Valiant and Victor.

The Blue Steel stand-off missile which was fitted into modified Vulcans and had a range of 150 miles and a 1.1 megaton warhead.

As the deterrent force was handed to the Navy, the Vulcans were adapted to conventional bombing roles and the standard load was 21 x 1,000lb standard gravity bombs.

This example is a B.2A of 27 Squadron RAF 1963.
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Teeceeoh Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Anti-flash white?
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Yes indeed - the theory was that it would reflect the light from the nuclear explosion...
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Writer
Way cool!

The blue steel suits it very well, and the thing is very well drawn, all around!

Seeing one of those getting airborne should make anyone shiver! It would be like seeing an angel of the apocalypse taking to the skies! :S
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WS-Clave Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
I did the Blue Steel as a complete drawing on it's own - It's easier to do missiles and such like that, then drop them into their own layer... :)

Shiver indeed, if you saw a 1 megaton nuclear missile that weighs as much as a MiG-19 heading your way at 1,750 mph...
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Writer
Oh my... The end is aproaching, indeed o.O
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