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Lusty Lindy

 

Parked on the apron in front of the control tower at Elvington airbase, now the Yorkshire Air Museum. Lusty Lindy is a Victor K2, XL231, one of 21 Victor B2 Nuclear Bombers produced by Handley-Page and was entered service with 139 Squadron at Wittering on 1 February. 1963.

 

She was converted to an air-air refueling tanker in 1972 and she later served with 57 and 55 Squadrons at Marham, saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the 'Operation Black Buck' Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War until retirement in September 1993 when she was moved to the Yorkshire Air museum. It is now maintained in ground operational condition, once or twice a year showing her abilities taxi-ing along the main runway.

 


Lusty Lindy

 

Parked on the apron in front of the control tower at Elvington airbase, now the Yorkshire Air Museum. Lusty Lindy is a Victor K2, XL231, one of 21 Victor B2 Nuclear Bombers produced by Handley-Page and was entered service with 139 Squadron at Wittering on 1 February. 1963.

 

She was converted to an air-air refueling tanker in 1972 and she later served with 57 and 55 Squadrons at Marham, saw service in the Falklands War, in support of the 'Operation Black Buck' Vulcan raid on Port Stanley, and later in the Gulf War until retirement in September 1993 when she was moved to the Yorkshire Air museum. It is now maintained in ground operational condition, once or twice a year showing her abilities taxi-ing along the main runway.

 


comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Mar 2011, 07:44
A significant relic of the cold war Les. The only one in preservation?
Les Auld: I think there is another at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire Chris, thanks for the comment.
A mean looking thing, but then it wasn't built for dropping flowers
Les Auld: Indeed so Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Mar 2011, 12:15
I dont think I have ever seen one of these she has a interesting looking face
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
nice image of this aircraft. i like the clouds, quite moody here
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment, thanks.
When I lived in Cambridgeshire and drove to Norfolk for holidays we saw these all parked up at Marham awaiting there next flights as we drove by.
Les Auld: This was my first real sight of one Brian, pretty impressive. Thanks for the comment.
so glad she ain't dropping her pay load on my head Les, nice one m8smile
Les Auld: Could be a bit painful I suspect Tim, thanks for the comment.
Lusty Linda is white is so innocently hot!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment.
A real bit of aviation history.
Les Auld: It is indeed Martin, thanks for the comment.

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