This book is both incredibly good value for money, and the definitive account of the design and development of the iconic Vulcan V-Bomber. Anyone who has seen and heard a Vulcan at low level will never forget this fantastic aircraft – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: The Avro Type 698 Vulcan, Design and Development, Origins, Experimental Prototypes and Weapons Systems FILE: R2591 AUTHOR: David W Fildes PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 487 PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Cold War, nuclear deterrent, bombers, strategic bombing, conventional bombing, NATO, Europe, Soviet Union, Falklands ISBN: 1-47388-667-8 IMAGE: B2591.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y9r95cnq LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This book is both incredibly good value for money, and the definitive account of the design and development of the iconic Vulcan V-Bomber. Anyone who has seen and heard a Vulcan at low level will never forget this fantastic aircraft – Most Highly Recommended. At the end of WWII a new and very different war was to begin. It was the first war where the protagonists each held weapons of such awesome power neither wished to use them because of the devastating retaliation that would descend on them. It was a stalemate that held the world in a form of uneasy peace where there would still be some very hot surrogate wars but the main population of the world was at peace, depending on their warriors to continue to stand the enemy off. Britain ended WWII almost bankrupt but was still able to run three very advanced bomber designs and bring all three into service as the famous V-Bombers. The Valiant came first, was the most conventional early jet design and was soon relegated to the equally important role of tanker to refuel the Victor and Vulcan in the air. The Victor offered a unique and highly innovative crescent wing, with enhanced performance. It also was to later serve its final years as a valuable and effective aerial tanker. The Vulcan was a semi-tailess delta design and the most advanced of the machines. Ironically, its only missions, where it dropped bombs in anger, was as a conventional bomb delivery system, flying some 8,000 miles to drop its bombs on the only Falklands airfield capable of supporting fast jets, making a great propaganda victory, and an important contribution to the ejection of the Argentine bandits who had invaded the British territory in the South Atlantic.