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Weʼre raising £3,500 to Complete the restoration of the cockpit of Avro Vulcan XL388 at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum.

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

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The AVRO Vulcan once formed a vital part of the United Kingdom's Cold war defences. Nowadays, this much loved icon has been consigned to the ground. Out of 136 Vulcans built, only 19 remain complete in museums around the globe, with another 12 Nose sections in museums across the UK. At the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, we are proud to have the nose section of Vulcan XL388 on display. XL388 was scrapped in 1985 and has been at the museum since 2003, but since being scrapped, 32 years of being exposed to the elements have taken their toll. We have embarked on an ambitious restoration programme to restore this cold war giant back to its former glory and allow us to offer you, the public, a chance to look inside an original Vulcan cockpit.

XL388 wasn't in the best of condition overall, with holes in the skin and major damage to the radome, along with virtually all cockpit equipment having been stripped out. Our aim is to repair and replace all missing/damaged items and eventually have a fully fitted cockpit. We have already completed all of the external skin repairs and our next step is to assess the damage to the radome.

The project has also seen XL388 raised onto a new, purpose built stand, which will improve visitor access.

This fundraising will allow us to continue with our efforts to restore XL388 and carry on at full speed towards our goal.

If you would like to keep up do date with all of the latest information on the project, please visit www.facebook.com/VulcanXL388 and www.twitter.com/VulcanXL388

We thank you in advance for any donations that you can make, no matter how big or small as every pound helps us get closer to our goal!

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  • South Yorkshire  Aircraft Museum6 months ago
    South Yorkshire  Aircraft Museum

    South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

    6 months ago

    The last week has seen the team start the huge task of repainting the cockpit, with the first coat of primer now complete! Another coat of primer will be added, before the all important topcoats... But what colour will XL388 be once we're done?

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  • South Yorkshire  Aircraft Museum1 year ago
    South Yorkshire  Aircraft Museum

    South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

    1 year ago

    We've now launched our eBay page, with a number of rare and limited edition items! All funds raised will go directly to restoring XL388. Why not check them out at: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/vulcan-xl388

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  • South Yorkshire  Aircraft Museum1 year ago
    South Yorkshire  Aircraft Museum

    South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

    1 year ago

    9 Months from the start of XL388's restoration and what a difference! We've done a lot of work in this time, and there's a lot more to come! We need your support to help make our dreams for XL388 a reality. Every penny and pound will help us towards our goal of making XL388's cockpit look as good as new!

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1 year ago

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Page last updated on: 6/2/2018 7:41 PM

Supporters

43

  • dierama1933

    dierama1933

    Jun 2, 2018

    great to see the progress. a big cheer for the volunteers.

    £50.00

  • Stephen Hawkes

    Stephen Hawkes

    Mar 31, 2018

    Keep up the good work, it is appreciated!

    £20.00

  • Adrian Reynolds

    Adrian Reynolds

    Mar 20, 2018

    £20.00

  • Sylwia Dziura

    Sylwia Dziura

    Mar 18, 2018

    Good luck guys

    £10.00

  • Ben Lamb

    Ben Lamb

    Feb 27, 2018

    £10.00

  • Ian Allison

    Ian Allison

    Feb 8, 2018

    All the very best!

    £10.00

  • Lorenzo Dutto

    Lorenzo Dutto

    Feb 8, 2018

    £10.00

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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum are a registered charity (No: 1149429) and are committed to preserving the country's aviation heritage.

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