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Avro Vulcan Manual 1952 Onwards (B2 model): An insight into owning, restoring, servicing and flying Britain's legacy Cold War bomber (Owners' Workshop Manual)

By Tony Blackman

Haynes Publishing UK
Hardcover (192 pages)

Avro Vulcan Manual 1952 Onwards (B2 model): An insight into owning, restoring, servicing and flying Britain s legacy Cold War bomber (Owners  Workshop Manual)
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The awesome Avro Vulcan is an enduring image of the Cold War era when the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. For many years the RAF's delta-wing jet bomber was the cornerstone of Britain's nuclear deterrent. Read about the Vulcan's operational history and take a close-up look at its construction. Discover what it takes to own and fly the mighty V-bomber, and find out how engineers keep it airworthy. Centrepiece of the manual is Vulcan XH558 - the world's only flying example of an Avro Vulcan.

Vulcan 607: A true Military Aviation classic

By Rowland White

Silvertail Books
Released: 2017-11-02
Kindle Edition (464 pages)

Vulcan 607: A true Military Aviation classic
 
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THE THRILLING #1 BESTSELLING STORY OF ONE OF THE GREATEST COMBAT MISSIONS EVER FLOWN


Shoulder to shoulder with Strategic Air Command B-52s throughout the Cold War, the big delta-winged Vulcans of the Britain's V-bomber force faced down the Soviet threat to the West. In 1982 they were just months from retirement when they flew in anger for the first time.


It was a to be a record-breaking mission of breathtaking audacity: a single bomber launched from a remote island airbase to carry out what would be the longest-range air attack in history. An eight thousand mile round trip. Her crew of six would be flying into a hornet's nest of modern weaponry: radar-guided anti-aircraft guns and missiles.


There would be no second chances.


Vulcan 607 tells the gripping true story of that legendary raid for the first time - an operation that many thought would turn out to be a real life Mission Impossible.


'A masterwork of narrative history' Clive Cussler


'Vulcan 607 deserves to become an aviation classic' Len Deighton


'White's gripping narrative reads like a suspense thriller, yet every word is true' Stephen Coonts


'I read the book in one sitting ... an utterly compelling war story, brilliantly written' Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman

Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber

By Tony Blackman

Grub Street Publishing
Released: 2018-07-01
Kindle Edition (208 pages)

Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
 
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An in-depth look at these Cold War–era bombers, in the words of those who flew them—includes photos.
 
The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the United Kingdom during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape as instantly recognizable as the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for takeoff.
 
Vulcan Boys is the first book about this bomber recounted completely firsthand by the operators themselves. It tells the story of the aircraft from its design conception through the Cold War, when it played out its most important job as Britain’s nuclear deterrent; it also reveals the significant role its bombs and missiles played in liberating the Falkland Islands, for which it gained much celebrity.
 
These individual accounts detail how hours at a time were spent waiting to be scrambled to defend the country in the event of a third world war, and how pilots’ aggressive skills were honed by carrying out Lone Ranger sorties flying to the United States and westward around the world, and taking part in Giant Voice and Red Flag, competitive exercises against the US Strategic Air Command. The attacks in the Falklands using Shrike missiles are described accurately and in great detail for the first time, including the landing at Rio de Janeiro alongside a vivid account of Black Buck 2. Vulcan Boys is a fascinating and completely authentic read reminding us of the Cold War, how it was fought, and the considerable effort required to prevent all-out nuclear war.
 
 

The Avro Vulcan

By Tim McLelland

Crecy Publishing
Released: 2019-06-15
Hardcover (320 pages)

The Avro Vulcan
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Designed by a team led by Roy Chadwick, the man responsible for the legendary Lancaster, the Vulcan was created to carry Britain's nuclear deterrent in the 1950s and 1960s. Avro's delta-winged colossus became the backbone of the V-Force until the very end of the 1960s when the deterrent role passed to the Navy's Polaris submarine fleet. The Vulcan remained in RAF service as a tactical low-level bomber armed with conventional and nuclear weapons, and was only retired following the introduction of the Panavia Tornado.

This is both a comprehensive work of reference and an authoritative history. It covers the origins of the Vulcan and delta-winged flight, details of every major production variant, reproduces extracts from the Vulcan’s original Aircrew Manual and has appendices on both squadron disposal and the fate of every Vulcan built. Also included is a wealth of information and anecdotes from former Vulcan air and ground crews, describing from first-hand experience what it was like to live with the mighty Vulcan.

The narrative is complimented with many photographs, scale drawings and color profiles making this book the definitive history of this superb aircraft and an essential addition to the libraries of aviation historians and modellers. Additional photographs have been added to this new edition.

V Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor (Profiles of Flight)

By Martin W. Bowman

Brand: Pen and Sword
Released: 2009-07-09
Hardcover (80 pages)

V Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor (Profiles of Flight)
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Britain’s desire to stay at the leading edge in the design and development of modern jet powered aircraft was born in the later stages of World War Two. The RAF sent requests to the leading aircraft manufactures for a variety of specifications, amongst which was one for a long-range heavy bomber. Three designs were accepted and eventually went into production – these became the V-Bomber Force.

The first to enter service was the Vickers Valliant, a high swept-wing four engine aircraft. This type was used to test-drop Britain’s first H-Bomb in the Christmas Islands and then was tasked with delivering our deterrent during the early years of the Cold War. It saw action in a non-nuclear role during the Suez Crisis and then went on to serve as a flight refueling tanker until withdrawn with metal fatigue problems.

The delta-wing Avro Vulcan then carried our latest nuclear weapon until the Royal Navy took over the deterrent task with the Polaris submarine fleet. This aircraft entertained rapt audiences at air displays around the world as its powerful engines, later to power Concorde, allowed this large bomber to fly like a fighter. Its most famous and only wartime service came during the Falklands Conflict for which it is now legendary for bombing Port Stanley, having flown thousands of miles with countless air-to-air refueling link-ups en route.

The crescent-winged Handley Page Victor was the most durable of the trio and continued in service as a tanker into the twenty-first century. In practice it was probably the most successful of the three designs. It flew higher and faster than the Vulcan and Valliant and was remarkably robust – even into old age.

This book contains the world famous color profiles created by Dave Windle of all three types in different operational modes, configurations and color schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.

The Avro Type 698 Vulcan: The Secrets Behind its Design and Development

By David W Fildes

Pen and Sword
Released: 2013-12-18
Kindle Edition (328 pages)

The Avro Type 698 Vulcan: The Secrets Behind its Design and Development
 
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The Avro Vulcan was the last V Bomber to see active service in its primary role during the Falklands conflict. It is the most popular of the three and one aircraft has recently become airborne again after a long period of rejuvenation. It has always been a major attraction at air shows throughout the world, attracting crowds who delight in its unique delta-wing shape and amazing maneuverability.

The book examines the origins of the design, the prototypes and experimental aircraft, and goes on to explain the modifications that were made to the last of the breed.

A leading member of the Avro Historical Society, the author has discovered many photographs and experimental design plans in their archives which are here published for the first time.

The Avro Vulcan: A History

By Peter G. Dancey

Fonthill Media
Released: 2015-04-02
Paperback (176 pages)

The Avro Vulcan: A History
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The delta-wing design of the subsonic bomber Avro Vulcan was years ahead of its time in terms of design when the Ministry accepted the proposal in 1947. Based on top secret Luftwaffe material after the end of the Second World War, the first prototype flew on 18 May 1951 and it went on to serve in the RAF from 1952 to 1984. During this time it carried Britain's first nuclear weapon, the gravity bomb, and played an important part in the deterrence policy of the Cold War. The Avro Vulcan: A History provides a complete history of the design and development of Britain's iconic and much loved bomber, covering the period from 1947 to 1984, when it was finally withdrawn due to mounting costs. The history takes in trials and development, taking flight, and the Vulcan B.2 and Black Buck attacks in the Falklands War, and provides details of all 136 airframes including completion dates, operational services in unit order, worldwide goodwill and flag-waving missions, making it a valuable record of this graceful and famous bomber aircraft.

The AVRO Type 698 Vulcan: Design and Development: Origins, Experimental Prototypes and Weapon Systems

By David W Fildes

Pen and Sword
Released: 2017-10-31
Paperback (496 pages)

The AVRO Type 698 Vulcan: Design and Development: Origins, Experimental Prototypes and Weapon Systems
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The Avro Vulcan was the last V Bomber to see active service in its primary role during the Falklands conflict. It is the most popular of the three and one aircraft has recently become airborne again after a long period of rejuvenation. It has always been a major attraction at air shows throughout the world, attracting crowds who delight in its unique delta-wing shape and amazing maneuverability.

The book examines the origins of the design, the prototypes and experimental aircraft and goes on to explain the modifications that were made to the last of the breed.

The author has access to many previously unpublished photographs and experimental design plans. This is because he is a leading member of the Avro Historical Society and discovered a great deal of unpublished material in their archives.

Avro Vulcan: Britain's Famous Delta-wing V-bomber (Aerofax)

By Tony Buttler

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Paperback (144 pages)

Avro Vulcan: Britain s Famous Delta-wing V-bomber (Aerofax)
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The Avro Vulcan was one of three aircraft designed to form part of Britain's V-bomber fleet alongside the Valiant and Victor. The Avro Vulcan was perhaps one of the most iconic aircraft designed and built in the UK in the postwar years. Ironically, the type's most famous action did not involve combating the international communism threat, but rather the Argentinean invasion of the Falkland Islands in April 1982. In two of the most carefully planned and audacious aviation raids in history, Vulcans from RAF Waddington attacked the airfield at Port Stanley in early May 1982 in order to prevent Argentinean Air Force fighters from using the airfield. The success of the raids was an essential part of Britain's ultimate victory in the South Atlantic.
By 1982, the Vulcan design was already more than 30 years old and the newest aircraft was almost 20 years old. Between 1952 and 1964, 89 delta-winged aircraft were built and by the time of the Falklands War, the type was rapidly approaching withdrawal. The final examples of this highly regarded aircraft were withdrawn from Squadron service in 1984. It is a tribute to the popularity of the Vulcan among aviation enthusiasts that numerous examples survive in preservation both in Britain and overseas.

Avro Vulcan (Complete History)

By Tim Mclelland

Crecy Publishing
Hardcover (368 pages)

Avro Vulcan (Complete History)
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This iconic V-bomber was at the heart of Britain's Cold War nuclear force, and the story of the Avro Vulcan is as dramatic as the presence of the aircraft itself. Tim McLelland's Avro Vulcan is both a comprehensive work of reference and an authoritative history. It covers the origins of the Vulcan and delta-winged flight, details of every major production variant, and with newly released information, describes the aircraft's use as a test-bed for a variety of missile, engine, and equipment technologies. The book reproduces the Vulcan's declassified Aircrew Manual together with appendices on the fate of every Vulcan built. It also includes a wealth of information from former Vulcan air and ground crews, plus more than 250 photos, new scale drawings, and color profiles.

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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