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By Dave W
#1745855
A pedant writes: That bomber's a tanker. 8)

IMV, the Victor has the ugliest V-bomber nose coupled with the most beautiful V-bomber planform. (The latter especially without the slipper tanks, drogue units and Küchemann "carrots", even if the latter at least were more aerodynamically elegant.)
By chevvron
#1745859
Dave W wrote:A pedant writes: That bomber's a tanker. 8)

IMV, the Victor has the ugliest V-bomber nose coupled with the most beautiful V-bomber planform. (The latter especially without the slipper tanks, drogue units and Küchemann "carrots", even if the latter at least were more aerodynamically elegant.)

And it was supersonic if you believe test pilot John Allum could 'accidentally' let the nose drop a few degrees while carrying out a pre planned high level test flight at M=0.98.
This was confirmed by one of the test pilots at Farnborough (actually OC Flying at the time) when I asked him about it.