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

By Tony Blackman

Grub Street Publishing
Hardcover (208 pages)

Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
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The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognizable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for takeoff. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand 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; before unbelievably, at the end of its service life, also playing a significant role, with its bombs and missiles, in liberating the Falkland Islands for which it gained much celebrity. The individual accounts detail how hours at a time were spent on readiness, waiting to be scrambled to defend their country in the event of a third world war. In addition how their aggressive skills were honed by carrying out Lone Ranger sorties flying to the States and westward around the world, and taking part in Giant Voice and Red Flag, competitive exercises against the United States 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.

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an excellent addition to any aviation library. The work reads well and provides valuable insights.
20th Century Aviation Magazine

Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan - Warbird Tech Vol. 26

By Kev Darling

Specialty Press
Paperback (100 pages)

Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan - Warbird Tech Vol. 26
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Exploded views, cutaway and phantom drawings from tech manuals, disassembled aircraft, rare variants and experimental models. This information-packed volume chronicles the development of the "V" Force, details of the B-1 and B-2, plus subscale aerodynamic testbeds. Witness the Vulcan at war, Vulcan tankers, Blue Steel, and Skybolt. WarbirdTech Volume 26.

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 (160 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.

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

By Dave Windle

Pen and Sword Aviation
Released: 2013-08-16
Kindle Edition (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 refuelling 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 colour profiles created by Dave Windle of all three types in different operational modes, configurations and colour schemes. Martin Bowman has written detailed descriptions and photographs to create the perfect enthusiasts reference.

V-Bombers: The Valiant, Vulcan and Victor (Crowood Aviation Series)

By Barry Jones

The Crowood Press
Hardcover (192 pages)

V-Bombers: The Valiant, Vulcan and Victor (Crowood Aviation Series)
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In the early Cold-War era, the Vickers-Armstrong's Valiant, Avro Vulcan, and Handley Page Victor captured the imagination of a generation. The "V-Force" were the primary British nuclear deterrent during that difficult time and are known as three of Britain's finest post-war aeronautical products. Jones reveals their complete history from inception and design through operational service to retirement and preservation. Includes the Short Sperrin, which provided much research information for the three bombers. A great read for any post-war enthusiast.

Vulcan: Last of the V-Bombers (Osprey Classic Aircraft)

By Duncan Cubitt

Osprey Publishing
Hardcover (128 pages)

Vulcan: Last of the V-Bombers (Osprey Classic Aircraft)
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This guide to the RAF Vulcan bomber describes the aircraft's use in the post-war period, showing how its speed and manoeuvrability made it a fearsome fighting machine. The book also describes the bomber's part in the Falklands War, where its supersonic capability helped end the conflict.

Vulcan Units of the Cold War (Combat Aircraft)

By Andrew Brookes

AGD
Released: 2009-01-20
Paperback (96 pages)

Vulcan Units of the Cold War (Combat Aircraft)
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The best of the three RAF jet bombers in the early years of the Cold War (1946-1991), the Vulcan was designed as the Avro 698, and possessed fighter-like maneuverability at low level despite its size. First flown in August 1952, the Vulcan entered service in February 1957. Most were equipped to carry the Blue Steel stand-off missile, but in 1966 around 50 Vulcans were redeployed in a tactical low-level bombing role.

Three flew during the Falklands War, and the last Vulcans in service were used as aerial tankers until April 1984. This book examines the design of the Vulcan, looking at the improvements made to its engine and its evolving combat role. The illustrations include many in-flight photographs and detailed color profiles.

V-Bombers: Vulcan, Victor and Valiant, Britian's Airborne Nuclear Deterrent

By Tim Laming

Brand: Haynes Publishing
Hardcover (176 pages)

V-Bombers: Vulcan, Victor and Valiant, Britian s Airborne Nuclear Deterrent
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Following the end of WWII, Britain developed and maintained a huge fleet of technically-advanced jet bomber aircraft. Their sole purpose was to deliver nuclear weapons into the heart of the Soviet Union should the need arise, with crews being kept on constant alert. Laming tells how and why the V-Force was created, explains how Britains nuclear deterrent was kept ever-ready for action, and fully details Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor, and Vickers Valiant aircraft.

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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