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Handley Page HP.80 Victor 
via Brendan Cowan

     
 

Handley Page Victor Image Gallery

 
     
 
Serial Type c/n Aircraft History
XH765 B.2 ? September 1962 Aircraft received at Edinburgh ex UK use by a private contractor.
Returned to UK,

The Serial noted on the RAAF card is XH765 but this serial was actually an RAF Gloster Javelin FAW9R which was deliverd to the RAF on 30/05/1960 and then written of on 05/11/1963.
XL161 B.2 ? 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,
Scrapped at RAF Lyneham, August 1995

Victor XL161 
via Brendan Cowan Victor XL161 and Vulcan XH539
No 4 Joint Services Trials Unit
September 1964 Victor carrying Blue Steel 
Flight Magazine

 
     
Blue Steel 
South Australian Aviation Museum 
15th May 2013 
Photo Brendan Cowan  Blue Steel
South Australian Aviation Museum 
15th May 2013 
Photo Brendan Cowan  Blue Steel 
South Australian Aviation Museum 
15th May 2013 
Photo Brendan Cowan
     

Page Authors Daren Crick & Brendan Cowan.

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 10 October 2013

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