If you wish to contribute or participate in the discussions about articles you are invited to join SKYbrary as a registered user


AVRO Vulcan

From SKYbrary Wiki

Name Vulcan
Manufacturer AVRO
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Delta wing
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position In rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:

AVRO 698 Vulcan
AVRO Vulcan

AVRO Vulcan

AVRO Vulcan AVRO Vulcan 3D


The Avro Vulcan (sometimes referred to as the Hawker Siddeley Vulcan) was a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. Aircraft manufacturer A.V. Roe and Company (Avro) designed the Vulcan.

Technical Data

Wing span 30.03 m98.524 ft
Length 29.59 m97.08 ft
Height 8.00 m26.247 ft
Powerplant 4 x Bristol Olympus 101, or 102 or 104 turbojet, 49 kN each.
Engine model Bristol Olympus

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 492 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.86 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 7711177,111 kg
77.111 tonnes
Ceiling FL550 ROD ft/min APC
WTC Range 22522,252 nm
4,170,704 m
4,170.704 km
13,683,412.083 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving VULC

None on SKYbrary