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Farnborough Opens to Red Arrows

The airshow opened with a joint flypast of the Red Arrows (the U.K. Airforce’s aerobatics team) and the world's last airworthy Avro Vulcan bomber. A relic of the Cold War, the historic plane was the first of its kind to be delivered to the RAF in July 1960, and the last Vulcan to leave military service in 1993.

The Vulcan initially carried the U.K.'s first nuclear weapon, the Blue Danube gravity bomb, and was equipped to attack the former Soviet Union.

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