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Registration: XA903

Construction Number: PS15

Model Avro 698 Vulcan B1

Operator: Wales Aircraft Museum

Airport: Cardiff - (Rhoose) (CWL / EGFF), UK - Wales

Photographer: Kev Slade

Date Taken: 14/09/1985

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XA903 was the Blue Steel trials aircraft and became the Rolls-Royce test bed for Concorde Olympus and Tornado RB199 engines. She also had an experimental 27mm canon fit. She made the last flight of a B1 at Farnborough and was broken up in 1984. The nose went to the museum that year, followed by Sidcup, London by 1993. Preserved at Wellsbourne Mountford since 1999.

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