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

By Rowland White

imusti
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.

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

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: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor (Profiles of Flight)

By Dave Windle

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

By Barry Jones

Brand: The Crowood Press
Paperback (200 pages)

V-Bombers: Valiant, Vulcan and Victor (Crowood Aviation Series)
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V-Bombers tells of the design, development and operational careers of three of Britains finest post-war aeronautical products. The Vickers-Armstrongs Valiant, Avro Vulcan and Handley Page Victor captured the imagination of a generation, as the V-Force, for between them they were the British nuclear deterrent in those difficult, early Cold-War days.

Barry Jones tells the complete story here, from inception and design, through their operational service, to their retirement and preservation. He also covers the Short Sperrin, which provided much research information for the three bombers.

   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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