Week in Photos: Fake Tornado, Bomber Reborn, More

Week in Photos: Fake Tornado, Bomber Reborn, More
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Bruntingthorpe, United Kingdom, October 18, 2007—A Cold War relic took wing for the first time in 14 years this Thursday.

After more than 12 million U.S. dollars in restoration work, the Avro Vulcan XH558 successfully completed a 20-minute test flight at England's Bruntingthorpe airfield.

The Vulcan bomber served as part of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrence program until about 1984 and served a conventional role during the brief Falklands War with Argentina in 1982.

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