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Avro 698 Vulcan, 707 and 710

Produced Variants
Type 698 Vulcan B.1Long range nuclear bomber to Specifications B.35/46 and B.129P to meet the requirements of OR.229. Four 11,000 lb.st. Bristol
Olympus 101, 12,000 lb.st. Olympus 102 or 13,500 lb.st. Olympus 104 powerplants.
Type 698 Vulcan B.1AB.1 with an ECM system in a new larger tail cone.
Type 698 Vulcan B.2Larger, thinner wing than the B.1 and fitted with 17,000 Bristol Olympus 201 powerplants to Specification B.129P2. Nine aircraft later
converted to 18 ,000 lb.st. Olympus 301 powerplants.
Type 698 Vulcan B.2(MRR)B.2 converted to Maritime Radar Reconnaissance.
Type 698 Vulcan K.2Initially designated B.2(K); B.2 converted for air-to-air refuelling with Mark 17 hose drum below tail cone.
Type 7071/3-scale test aircraft for B.35/46 development, featuring a dorsal intake, to Specification E.15/48 to meet the requirements of
 OR.229.
One 3,500 lb.st. Rolls-Royce Derwent 5 powerplant.
Type 707ADedicated high speed variant of Type 707, featuring wing root intakes. One 3,600 lb.st. Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 powerplant.
Type 707BDedicated low speed variant of Type 707 to meet Specification E.10/49.
Type 707CTwo seat training variant of Type 707, featuring wing root intakes, to Specification E.10/49/2 to meet the requirements of OR.229.
One 3,600 lb.st. Rolls-Royce Derwent 8 powerplant.

Projected Variants
Type 698 Vulcan Phase 3New, thinner, wing, higher AUW and more powerful engines. Cancelled in favour of the Phase 2C, which resulted in the B.2.
(Phase1 was the original B.1 and Phase 2 was the later build B.1s).
Type 698 Vulcan Phase 4Unknown.
Type 698 Vulcan Phase 5B.2 modified to carry four Avro W.107 missiles under wing.
Type 698 Vulcan Phase 6B.2 modified to carry four Skybolt missiles under wing to meet Specification B.222P. Featured a  new wing with greater area and
 span.
Type 710Twin engined half scale flying model of Type 698 to meet Specification E.11/49.


Type 698 Vulcan

Production List TopPage Top 

Vulcan B.1 and B.2 - All Aircraft Built New

Serial Range

Set No.

Type

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 2 prototypes ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/1942. first flew August 1952
 VX770, VX777  Prototypes 2    
 25 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/8842. Delivered between August 1956 and December 1957.
 XA889 - XA913 1-25 B.1 25    
 20 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/11301. Delivered between January 1958 and April 1959.
 XH475 - XH483 26-45 B.1 9    
 XH497 - XH506   10    
 XH532   1    
 17 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/11301. Delivered between September 1958 and December 1960.
 XH533 - XH539 1-17 B.2 7    
 XH554 - XH563   10    
 8 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/11830. Delivered between January and May 1961.
 XJ780 - XJ784 18-25 B.2 5    
 XJ823 - XJ825   3    
 24 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/13145. Delivered between July 1961 and November 1962.
 XL317 - XL321 26-49 B.2 5    
 XL359 - XL361   3    
 XL384 - XL392   9    
 XL425 - XL427   3    
 XL443 - XL446   4    
 40 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract KD/B/01. Delivered between February 1963 and January 1965.
 XM569 - XM576 50-89 B.2 8    
 XM594 - XM612   18   1  XM596 not completed
 XM645 - XM657   13    

Total Production

 135

 1

 

Vulcan B.1A - Aircraft Converted From B.1

Serials

 29 aircraft converted by Armstrong Whitworth Aviation, Bitteswell. Delivered between September 1960 and November 1962.
 XA895, XA904,  XA906,  XA907,  XA909 - XA913,  XH475 - XH483,  XH497 - XH506, XH532

Total Conversions   (29)


Vulcan B.2(MRR) - Aircraft Converted From B.2

Serials

 10 aircraft converted under Mod. 2380 to maritime reconnaissance configuration by Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Woodford.
 Delivered between August 1972 and January 1976.
 XH534,  XH537, XH558, XH560,  XH563, XJ780,  XJ780, XJ782, XJ825, XL361

Total Conversions   (10)


Vulcan K.2 - Aircraft Converted From B.2

Serials

 6 aircraft converted under Mod. 2600 to tanker configuration by Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Woodford.
 Delivered between June 1982.and September 1982.
 XH558,  XH560,  XH561, XJ825,  XL445,  XM571

Total Conversions   (6)


Serial Range

Type

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 2 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/2205. First flew September 1949 (707) and October 1950 (707B).
 VX784 707 1    
 VX790 707B 1    
 1 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/3395. First flew June 1951.
 WD280 707A 1    
 3 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/7470. First flew March (707A) and July (707C) 1953.
 WZ736 707A 1    
 WZ739, WZ744 707C 1   1  WZ739 cancelled. Original requirement was for 4 aircraft.

Total Production

 5

 1


Serial Range

Batch Qty

Conv.

Canc'd

Notes

 2 aircraft ordered from A.V. Roe and Co. Ltd., Woodford, to contract 6/Acft/2626. Cancelled.
 VX799, VX808   2  

Total Production

 0

 2

 



Production Summary Page Top
Total Vulcan Production By Mark Total Type 707/710 Production

Type

Delivered New

Conv.

Not Completed

Type

Delivered New

Not Completed

 Vulcan B.1

47

 707

1

 Vulcan B.1A

(29)

 707A

2

 Vulcan B.2

88

1

 707B

1

 Vulcan B.2(MRR)

(10)

 707C

1

1

 Vulcan K.2

(6)

 710

2

135

(45)

1

5

3

Production References
  1. Avro Vulcan, Kev Darling (Crowood Aviation Press, 2005)
  2. British Secret Projects - Jet Bombers Since 1949, Tony Buttler (Midland Publishing, 2003)

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