The Vulcan Story 1952-2002 by Tim Laming lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Cassell & Co., 2002, Paperback.
Jacket illustration: Vulcan XH 535, completed in May 1960, but lost in a crash near Andover May 1964 (British Aerospace). Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams;
From the cover: The story of the Avro Vulcan is as dramatic as the presence of the aircraft itself. Designed by a team led by Roy Chadwick, the man responsible for the Lancaster, the Vulcan was one of three bombers developed to carry Britains airborne nuclear deterrent in the 1950s and 1960s. But it was Avros delta-winged colossus rather than the Handley Page Victor or Vickers Valiant that became the backbone of the V-Force and it wasnt until 1969 that the deterrent role passed from the manned bomber to the Polaris submarine.
The Vulcan remained in RAF service as a tactical bomber and was only retired with the introduction of the Panavia Tornado. It was nonetheless to write a spectacular epilogue to its operational record when, in 1982, the aircraft was pressed back into the frontline to undertake the longest bombing raid flown to the Falklands.
Tim Lamings The Vulcan Story is both a comprehensive work of reference and an authoritative history. It covers the origins of the Vulcan and delta-winged flight. It provides details of every major production variant and also describes the aircrafts use as a test-bed for a variety of missile, engine and equipment technologies. It faithfully reproduces the Vulcans original Aircrew Manual and offers appendices on both squadron deployment and the fate of every Vulcan built. The author has specially revised this second edition to take account of the fifty years since the aircraft first flew, and reports on the current efforts to restore a privately-owned Vulcan to flying condition. His book is a superb tribute to a superb aircraft.
231 pages. Index. 11″ x 8¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Military Air Force category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!