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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.

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
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

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.

The Vulcan Story: Returning XH558 to the Skies

By Peter March

Sutton Publishing
Hardcover (160 pages)

The Vulcan Story: Returning XH558 to the Skies
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The RAF's huge delta-wing Vulcan jet nuclear bomber is an enduring image of the Cold War era. One of the cornerstones of Britain's nuclear deterrent, in later years it was adapted for conventional bombing and saw active service in the Falklands War. Avro Vulcan XH558 was the first Vulcan B2 to enter service with the RAF in July 1960, and the last to fly (with the RAF Vulcan Display Flight in 1992). Since then, determined and extensively publicized efforts have been made to return XH558 to the air, recently boosted by financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is hoped that the Vulcan will return to the sky in early 2006, and commence airshow appearances. In this full-color tribute to the Avro Vulcan, aviation journalist and author Peter R. March discusses its development and provides a detailed history of XH558 and the efforts to get it airworthy once more. In some ways when the restored Vulcan XH558 takes to the skies again in 2006, it will fill the gap left by the grounding of the last Concorde.

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.

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.

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

By Tony Buttler

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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.

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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