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Vulcan 607: The Epic Story of the Most Remarkable British Air Attack Since WWII

By Rowland White

Brand: Corgi
Released: 2012-06-04
Paperback (528 pages)

Vulcan 607: The Epic Story of the Most Remarkable British Air Attack Since WWII
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The dramatic account of the last British bomber raid — the long-range attack on Stanley airfield that opened the Falklands War.

Before dawn on May 1st, 1982, a lone RAF Vulcan B2 bomber made its way towards the runway at Port Stanley airport. It was aiming to strike the first blow of Britain’s campaign to retake the Falklands. The flight was the culmination of a huge military effort and was the longest-range attack in aviation history. It was also the last time that the RAF flew heavy bombers into combat, before the old techniques and equipment were replaced with the digital, fly-by-wire, precision-guided weaponry of modern warfare.

When war broke out, the Vulcan was already facing retirement. The aircraft had to be completely overhauled, and the story of how a seemingly endless list of problems and unexpected difficulties was overcome is a story of true British ingenuity.

The mission came perilously close to disaster. Two Vulcan bombers took off in the late evening of April 30th to begin a twelve-hour round trip to the Falklands. Within minutes of take-off, the lead Vulcan was forced to turn back because of mechanical difficulties, leaving Vulcan 607 and her crew alone to undertake a mission. Vulcan 607 is the dramatic retelling of this singular mission. Using extensive interviews with the combatants, residents of Stanley, and military command, Rowland White has reconstructed the flight and its preparation in gripping detail.

V Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor (Flight Craft)

By Martin W. Bowman

Pen and Sword
Paperback (64 pages)

V Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor (Flight Craft)
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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 the Second World War. The Royal Air Force 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 Vickers Valiant, Vulcan and Victor saw prolific and varied service during the course of their careers. This book contains fabulous 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. This enhanced and revised edition (the book was initially published in 2009) comes complete with model-making content as well as a host of brand new design features, making for a lively new addition to our esteemed Flight Craft series.

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

By Tony Blackman

Grub Street Publishing LTD
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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 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 - 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 they detail 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 listen, reminding us of the Cold War, how it was fought, and the considerable effort required to prevent all-out nuclear war.

Vulcan (Colour Series (Aviation))

By Duncan Cubitt

Osprey Publishing
Released: 1993-06-24
Paperback (128 pages)

Vulcan (Colour Series (Aviation))
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A celebration of the Vulcan bomber, the backbone of the Royal Air Force's nuclear bomber force in the 1960s and 1970s, as it leaves service.

Vulcan's Hammer: V-Force Projects and Weapons Since 1945

By Chris Gibson

Brand: Hikoki Publications
Hardcover (176 pages)

Vulcan s Hammer: V-Force Projects and Weapons Since 1945
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Following the end of WWII the United Kingdom embarked on an audacious program of aircraft and weapons development to maintain its position as a world power. This led ultimately to the V-bombers; Valiant, Victor, and Vulcan, that carried the British nuclear deterrent from the mid 1950s until replaced by Polaris in the late 1960s. Prior to the V-bombers, the British aviation industry examined a number of schemes to deliver that deterrent, such as Blue Moon, while their intended replacements, the supersonic Avro 730 and English Electric P.10, could have been the most advanced aircraft in the world in 1960. As political and military circumstances changed, the V-force adopted new concepts, specifically the American Skybolt and the patrol missile carriers: the Pofflers.

Running in parallel with aircraft development were a number of programs to advance V-bomber weaponry. In addition to free-fall bombs, the UK aviation industry undertook development of missiles and the associated propulsion and guidance systems, and in Blue Steel, created the most complex vehicle ever produced in the UK. As well as arming the Victor and Vulcan, Blue Steel was to form the basis of a range of weapons for TSR.2 and Mirage IV, test vehicles and satellite launchers.

Illustrated with more than 200 photographs and drawings plus new color artwork, Vulcan's Hammer presents the story of an alternative V-force and its armament providing a wealth of fascinating information for historians and modelers alike.

The Fob's Kid"" Syndrome: Vulcan Bombers in Action

By Barry Goodwin

Brand: Airlife Pub Ltd
Hardcover (132 pages)

The Fob s Kid"" Syndrome: Vulcan Bombers in Action
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When Britain's force of V-Bombers passed on the burden of delivering the nuclear deterrent to the Royal Navy's submarine fleet, "Fed On Bull Shit and Kept In the Dark" was the feeling of the men who flew the mighty Avro vulcans. The author tells of his experiences during this difficult time.

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.

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.

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 Units of the Cold War (Combat Aircraft)

By Andrew Brookes

Combat Aircraft - Bombers
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.


   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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