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A vist with the Bugatti Owners Club to see a Vulcan bomer 655
May 9, 2015
8:40 am
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About Avro Vulcan B.Mk2 XM655
Avro Vulcan XM655 was third from last of the Vulcan bombers produced for the Royal Air Force, being delivered in late 1964, and was part of the UK's nuclear deterrent force throughout the 1960s and 1970s. It is now owned by Wellesbourne Airfield, and is looked after by 655 Maintenance and Preservation Society (655MaPS) which is a volunteer organisation of Vulcan enthusiasts.

XM655 is one of the few Vulcans remaining in ground running condition, the only one with the most powerful of the engine variants (Bristol Olympus 301s) and 655MaPS aim to keep it running for as long as possible. The aircraft systems are powered up and exercised regularly, engine ground runs are carried out several times every year, and a "Fast Taxi" event is carried out every summer to show off the aircraft and raise funds to support its preservation.

XM655 is maintained by a small team of skilled and dedicated volunteers, many of whom are ex-RAF, (some even ex-V-Force personnel and one of whom actually worked on XM655 in service), who give up their Saturdays to preserving XM655.

19/04/2015 Bugatti Owners Club Visit No.7

The Vulcan seems to be a magnet to all Bugatti Owners Club Members, with this Sunday seeing the 7th. time they have visited us.
Despite the previous day having been wonderfully warm and sunny, our twenty-four visitors arrived in a freezing cold North Easterly wind which didn't let up all day.
There were no Bugatti's with us this time, but one visitor did arrive in his Caterham Super Seven which was duly arranged before XM655 for a photograph.

May 21, 2015
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You could probably fit a zero in a Vulvan's bomb bay!

Zero GT: On the road Summer 2013. Experience: 1x Amateur build Zero. Build Diary: Richard's GBS Zero

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