The Avro Vulcan: A History

Author(s): Peter G. Dancey 

ISBN: 9781781552322
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A detailed and comprehensive account of Britain’s iconic and much loved nuclear bomber.
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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and development of Britain’s iconic and much loved bomber, covering the period from 1947 to 1984, when it was finally withdrawn due to mounting costs.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.

BOOK ISBN 9781781552322
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 176 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 August 2014
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 150 black-and-white and 28 colour photographs

 

 







Peter G. Dancey began his career in aviation as a Boy Entrant with the RAF. Dancey is an established and critically acclaimed aviation author with a number of successful titles to his name. Dancey lives in Milton Keynes, England.

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