United Kingdom: Warplanes of the Cold War: Handley Page Victor

Handley Page Victor

(Mike Freer Photo - Touchdown Aviation)

Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2.

(RAF Photo)

Handley Page Victor. The production B.1 Victors were propelled by Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire ASSa.7 turbojets, boasting a thrust rating of 11,000 lbf (49 kN). Initially armed with the Blue Danube, they later transitioned to the more potent Yellow Sun upon its availability. Additionally, Victors carried U.S.-supplied Mark 5's through the Project E program and the British Red Beard tactical nuclear weapon. A total of 24 aircraft underwent upgrades to the B.1A standard between 1958 and 1960, which included the installation of Red Steer tail warning radar within an enlarged tail-cone, alongside a suite of radar warning receivers and electronic countermeasures (ECM).

(RAF Photo)

Handley Page Victor B.1 (Serial No. XA935), with Vickers Valiant B(PR).1 (Serial No. WZ391) of No. 543 Squadron RAF, and a Canberra PR.7 (possibly Serial No. WJ815) of No.58 Squadron RAF.

(Anidaat Photo)

Handley Page Victor (Serial No. XH646), Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 1983.

(Mike Freer - Touchdown Aviation Photo)

Handley Page HP-80 Victor K1A, UK.

(RAF Photo)

Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2.

(Mike Freer Photo)

Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2.

(Mike Freer Photo)

Victor K2 (XH669) refuelling a pair of English Electric Lightnings, September 1978.

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