Название: Vulcan Units of the Cold War
Серия: Combat Aircraft / 72
Автор: Andrew Brookes
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Размер: 14 mb
Vulcan – британский стратегический бомбардировщик, состоял на вооружении Королевских ВВС в 1956—1984 годах,
став, таким образом, последним британским стратегическим бомбардировщиком.
The best of the three RAF jet bombers (Victor , Valiant , Vulcan) 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.
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.
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.