Here is a brief but excellent video of a futuristic jet, the Vulcan, from the 1950’s. The quality of this video is superb!
The Avro Vulcan is a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. The Vulcan was the backbone of the United Kingdom’s airborne nuclear deterrent during much of the Cold War. Although the Vulcan was typically armed with nuclear weapons, it was capable of conventional bombing missions, a capability which was used in Operation Black Buck during the Falklands War between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982.
Since retirement by the RAF, one example, Avro Vulcan XH558, named “The Spirit of Great Britain“, has been restored for use in display flights and air shows, whilst two others are kept in taxiable condition for ground runs and demonstrations at London Southend Airport and Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield respectively.
This video was filmed in partnership with http://www.aviation-photocrew.com and http://www.vulcantothesky.org from the rear ramp of a Skyvan.
The recording was made in 4K as part of an effort to record XH558’s remaining flying days in the best possible quality.
The flight took place on July 21st, 2014 during the aircraft’s transit from Farnborough, England to RNAS Yeovilton for their Air Day.
My thanks to PlanesTV (http://www.planestv.com) for this wonderful video.