RAF Handley Page Victor Bomber Aircraft Cockpit Instrument Panel Clock vulcan

£1,499.99

1 in stock

Description

Handley Page Victor V Bomber Aircraft

Instrument Panel 

Left hand side – Captains position

Ideal for private collector or museum display piece

 

Used as removed condition. Shows signs of wear with scuffs and scratches as you would expect. There is one instrument missing from the panel. We have not tested any of the instruments. This is sold as a display piece. Condition and completeness as per the photos. The mounting plate around the altimeter and horizon is a locally made reproduction made from alloy to exact spec.

Includes the following instruments:

Altimeter Mk 29B

Artificial Horizon

Standby Artificial Horizon

Climb and Decent (VSI)

Knots Gauge (ASI)

Mach Meter

ADF Indicator

Clock (this appears to work)

Auto Pilot Gauge – Incorrect

Navigation Aid

One gauge is missing – we believe this is the compass.

Size: 42cm high x 60cm length Approx.

 

Background

The Handley Page Victor is a British jet-powered strategic bomber, developed and produced by the Handley Page Aircraft Company, which served during the Cold War. It was the third and final of the V-bombers operated by the Royal Air Force, the other two V-bombers being the Avro Vulcan and the Vickers Valiant. The Victor had been developed to perform as part of the United Kingdom’s airborne nuclear deterrent. In 1968, the type was retired from the nuclear mission following the discovery of fatigue cracks, which had been exacerbated by the RAF’s adoption of a low-altitude flight profile to avoid interception.

The Victor was the last of the V-bombers to be retired, the final aircraft being removed from service on 15 October 1993. In its refuelling role, the type had been replaced by the Vickers VC10 and the Lockheed Tristar. The Avro Vulcan operated in the conventional and nuclear strike roles until 1982, when it was in turn replaced by the significantly smaller Panavia Tornado.

Last photo illustrates Victor Aircraft in service

Our ref 15121302

 

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