https://flic.kr/p/ow1dgx | ‘The present and future – Avro Vulcan B2 launching a Blue Steel stand-off bomb’ | Illustration by Hardy for the article Fifty Fighting Years – Half A Century Of British Air Power by John Taylor. From the Eagle Annual, 1963.
Vulcan B1 XA896 seen at RAF Waddington in August 1957. This aircraft was piloted by WC AD Frank and his crew who were selected in participate in the 1957 Strategic Air Command bombing competition held in Pinecastle, Florida. Note the aircraft is not in the more familiar all-white gloss finish. XA 896 was one of the first Vulcans to be delivered to 230 OCU