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Vulcan of 617 Sqd with Blue Steel

Blue Steel was Britain's first service nuclear missile; launched from a V bomber, it was in effect an unmanned supersonic aircraft in its own right, capable of speeds above Mach 2 at an altitude of 80,000 feet. Development had begun as early as 1954 by A.V. Roe and Co., who set up a Weapon Research Department as a private venture. Like Yellow Sun Mk. 2, Blue Steel was fitted with the Red Snow megaton warhead and was in service from 1962 to 1969.

Vulcan of 617 Sqd with Blue Steel
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006