This picture shows a Vulcan carrying a Concorde Olympus engine for tests. Other Vulcans were converted into Maritime Reconnaissance and Air-to-Air Refuelling roles. However by all but two Vulcans had left RAF service.
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on her delivery flight from Woodford to RAF Waddington – taken on July 1960 – 55 years ago tomorrow. You can see that when the picture was taken, the Ram Air Turbine (RAT) was deployed - visible just underneath the port intake.
Operated by BSE as a flying test bed for the Bristol Olympus engine. Seen taking off from Farnborough to give its public display. Obtained from BSE 50 years ago. - Photo taken at Farnborough (FAB / EGLF) in England, United Kingdom in September,