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XL164, Handley Page Victor, Strategic Bomber
Code Number:
MYFV19P09_07
Title:
XL164, Handley Page Victor, Strategic Bomber
This aircraft was a British jet bomber produced by the Handley Page aircraft company. It was the third and final of the venerable "V-series bombers" which provided Britain's nuclear deterrent during the cold war. The other two V-bombers were the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant.

Manufacturer: Handley Page aircraft Company
Designed by: Reginald Stafford
First flight: 24/12/1952
Introduced: 04/1958
Retired: 1993
Primary user: RAF
Years Produced: 1952-1963
Number built: 86

Crew: 5
Length: 35.05 meters (114 feet 11 inches)
Wingspan: 33.53 meters (110 feet)
Height: 8.15 meters (26 feet 9 inches)
Wing area: 223.5 m (2,406 feet )
Loaded weight: 75,000 kg (165,000 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 83,900 kg (185,000 lb)
Powerplant: 4 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire A.S.Sa.7 turbojets, 11,050 lbf (49 kN) each

Maximum speed: 1,050 km/h (650 mph)
Range: 4,000 km (2,500 mi )
Service ceiling: 17,000 meters (56,000 feet)
Thrust/weight ratio: 0.27

Armament:
up to 35 450 kg (1,000 lb) bombs
Blue Steel stand-off nuclear missile (B.2RS)
1 Grand Slam bomb or
2 Tallboy bomb
Keywords:
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