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Posted on Tuesday 1st November

The Vulcan Bomber is being honoured as one of the UK's top engineering achievements. The last remaining airworthy Vulcan received the coveted Engineering Heritage Award by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 27 October, ahead of its UK tour next year to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The Engineering Heritage award has previously been awarded to the likes such as Tower Bridge and the Channel Tunnel. The Vulcan Bomber XH558 is receiving the award in recognition of its status as the last airworthy example of RAF’s strategic bomber fleet during the Cold War.

Professor Isobel Pollock, President Elect of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, presented the award to Doctor Robert Pleming, Chief Executive of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, at an event at the aircraft’s hangar in Robin Hood airport.

Further Reading

Profiles of Flight: V Bomber

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Profiles of Flight: V Bomber

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by Martin Bowman

Britain's desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of World War Two. The RAF sent requests to the leading aircraft manufactures for a variety of specifications, amongst which was one for a long-range heavy bomber. Three designs were accepted and eventually went into production - these became the V-Bomber Force.

The first to enter service was…

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