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Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber By Tony Blackman,

  • Title: Vulcan Boys: From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
  • Author: Tony Blackman
  • ISBN: 9781909808089
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 aiThe 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 warVIEWS an excellent addition to any aviation library The work reads well and provides valuable insights 20th Century Aviation Magazine
    Vulcan Boys From the Cold War to the Falklands True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber 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 i

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    1. Vulcan Boys is a collection of recollections of Vulcan operations by various former aircrew, all put into proper context by the author Tony Blackman who was a Vulcan test pilot The recollections include stories about day to day operations, as well as overseas deployments, Taceval at UK air bases, and of course the Falklands conflict The text is supported by regular black and white photos with informative captions, although many of the photos have been reproduced to a poor standard By this, I ref [...]

    2. I normally love books about flying, but for one reason or another I could not become engaged by an audiobook version of this one Perhaps if you are a bigger fan of GB aviators than myself Vulcan is a great machine, but I believe it deserves a stronger narrator to tell its story.

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