Specifications

Specifications (Vulcan B.1)

General characteristics

XH558 performs its first public display on 5 July 2008
  • Crew: 5 (pilot, co-pilot, AEO, Navigator Radar, Navigator Plotter)
  • Length: 97 ft 1 in (29.59 m)
  • Wingspan: 99 ft 5 in (30.3 m)
  • Height: 26 ft 6 in (8.0 m)
  • Wing area: 3554 ft (330.2 m)
  • Empty weight: 83,573 lb (including crew) (37,144 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 170,000 lb (77,111 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4 Bristol Olympus 101, or 102 or 104, with higher thrust turbojet, 11,000 lbf (49kN) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.96 (627 mph, 830 km/h 607 mph (1,040 km/h) at altitude))
  • Cruise speed: Mach 0.86 at 45,000 ft (567 miles per hour (912 km/h))
  • Range: 2,607 mi (4,171 km)
  • Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,240 m)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.31

Armament

  • 21,000 lb (9,500 kg) of conventional bombs or single free-fall nuclear weapon