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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 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

V-Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor (FlightCraft)

By Martin W. Bowman

Pen and Sword Aviation
Released: 2015-10-23
Paperback (64 pages)

V-Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor (FlightCraft)
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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 enthusiast's 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 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.

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.

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

By David W. Fildes

Pen and Sword
Hardcover (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.

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.

The Avro Vulcan: A History

By Peter G. Dancey

Fonthill Media
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.

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.


   


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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