Avro Vulcan B2 XL317 of No 617 Squadron at RAF Luqa, Malta in 1975. The radome at the extreme rear of the aircraft covers the Red Steer Mk 1 rearward-looking radar. This radome was stubbier than the one over the improved Red Steer Mk 2. Fitting the Red Steer Mk 2 actually lengthened the aircraft by an inch or two!
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Avro Vulcan delta wing subsonic jet bomber getting airbourne. For more information on the Vulcan XH558 pictured in this gallery see: Vulcan to the sky Location: Farnborough Airshow 2010, UK. 50% crop from original image. Equipment: Canon EOS 40D DSLR, Tamron SP 300mm F/2.8 LD (IF) model 60B manual telephoto lens. Settings: ~F/5.6, 1/2050s, ISO 200.