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Victor XH675 
Blue Steel Tests 
Woomera

     
 

Handley Page Victor Image Gallery

 
     
 
RAF
Serial
Type Construction
Number
Aircraft History
XH675 B.2 HP80/60 09/1962 Received at Base Squadron Edinburgh ex UK for use by a private contractor in conjunction with 4 JSTU RAF in Blue Steel Trials.
Returned to UK
Converted to K.2 Tanker. Flew with 55 SQN RAF
06/91 to RAF Marham fire dump
12/93 scrapped (Some parts at Newark Air Museum UK)

Victor XH675 
Blue Steel Tests 
Woomera

The Serial noted on the RAAF card is XH765 but this serial was actually an RAF Gloster Javelin FAW9R which was delivered to the RAF on 30/05/1960 and then written of on 05/11/1963.

XL161 B.2 HP80/64 04/06/1962 Received at Base Squadron Edinburgh ex UK for use by a private contractor in conjunction with 4 JSTU RAF in Blue Steel Trials.
Returned to UK,
Flew 44 Missions with 55 SQN RAF from Muharraq AB, Bahrain in first Gulf War,
20/10/93 final flight to RAF Lyneham
Allocated maintenance serial 9214M

08/95 scrapped at RAF Lyneham, (Some parts at Newark Air Museum UK)

Highlight for Album: Victor XL161

Link to incident involving Victor XL161 in Australia

 
     
    Victor with Blue Steel
Victor with Blue Steel Gallery
     

Page Authors Daren Crick & Brendan Cowan and Martin Edwards.

Sources: RAAF Status Cards, UK Serials Resource Centre Website, British Military Aircraft Serials 1911-1979, Bruce Robertson, http://jsaxon.org/bluesteel/bluesteel.htm , http://beesoft.soho.on.net/4JSTU/bluesteel.htm ,

Emails: Martin Edwards, Bryan Wetton,

Updated 3rd August 2017

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