Original squadron markings in detail with first-hand accounts from veterans themselves together with a comprehensive review of the developing Cold War period and Vulcans involvement in it.
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.gripping tale of the build up to the Falklands conflict, the reactions of the British and the eventual bombing of Port Stanley Airfield by the RAF.
Softcover – 96 pages, color & b/w photos.