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Handley Page Victor B2/K2 XH669

The following is a brief history that we have on the airframe. If anyone can confirm or add to these details any information would be much appreciated.

Victor K2 XH669 at RAF Mildenhall 1988 (image courtest Peter Nicholson)
Victor K2 XH669 at RAF Mildenhall 1988 (image courtest Peter Nicholson)

Aircraft Type: Victor B2/K2

6/8/59: First flight.

22/12/59: Awaiting collection handed over to Controller (Aircraft) at Park Street.

3/9/60: Loaned to Handley Page for SBAC display at Farnborough.

17/6/63: Handley Page for mods (conversion to B2R).

21/6/66: RAF Wittering OCU.

10/10/68: Handley Page for storage.

3/6/70: Hawker Siddeley Woodford for K2 conversion.

20/1/77: 57 Sqn. RAF Marham

18/8/80: RAF St Athan for major servicing.

12/11/80: 57 Sqn. RAF Marham.

10/6/83: RAF St Athan for major servicing.

31/8/83: 57 Sqn. RAF Marham.

20/3/86: 55 Sqn. RAF Marham.

26/6/87: RAF St Athan for major servicing.

3/11/87: 55 Sqn. RAF Marham.

21/6/90: Engine fire. Emergency landing at RAF Waddington. Aircraft was not repaired and allotted 9092M

Update from Pete Cross: I was on 55 Sqn when XH669 diverted to Waddington in June 1990. Your web site states that it had an engine fire causing it to make an emergency landing at Waddo. It wasn't an engine fire, it was a hot air leak from one of the inboard engines that caused damage to the flying controls. Definitely not an engine fire.

12/5/95: Aircraft scrapped. Nose section removed for restoration.

 

Aim of restoration: To restore the cockpit of XH669 to K2 standard.


Can you help find the following ?

Instruments, morse key, refuelling nozzle, squadron patches, Victor Aircrew t-shirts, Victor B1 and B2 Pilot's notes, a copy of Blue Spear the Movie, aircrew equipment and flying clothing, photographs or videos of XH669 in service.


XH669 gallery

The following photograph has been kindly  provided by Keith Saunders and it shows XH669 in the early 60's. It is believed to be at the Farnborough Airshow either in 1960 or 1962. Can anyone confirm please?


Photograph courtesy Keith Saunders

 

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