Museum piece takes to the runway

One of Britain's old nuclear bombers is going on a high speed dash down the runway at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

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Old bomber takes to the skies again

Fifty years ago at the height of the Cold War a group of elite airmen were poised to fly Britain's atomic bombers against the enemy if the four minute warning ever went off.

Well thankfully of course, it didn't.

Today, November 25, one of those veterans was back in his old plane as it took a high speed dash down the runway at the Yorkshire Air Museum, near York.

It stirred powerful memories of a bygone age.

Jon Hill reports.

Museum piece takes to the runway

Victor V bomber. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

One of Britain's old nuclear bombers is going on a high speed dash down the runway at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

It is to mark 20 years since the Victor V bomber landed at Elvington Airfield to become one of the museum's main attractions.

They are hoping it will reach 120 knots.

Victor V bomber. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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