The awesome Avro Vulcan is an enduring image of the Cold War era when the world stood on the brink of nuclear annihilation. For many years the RAF's delta-wing jet bomber was the cornerstone of Britain's nuclear deterrent. In the Avro Vulcan Manual you can read all about the Vulcan's operational history and take a close-up look at its complex construction. Discover what it was like to fly the mighty V- bomber during the Cold War, including the legendary long range 'Black Buck' missions in the Falklands War.
Centrepiece of the Avro Vulcan Manual is Vulcan XH558 - the world's only flying example of a Vulcan. Read all about the restoration to flight by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust of this extraordinary piece of aviation history, and what it takes to keep '558 flying.
The Avro Vulcan Manual is the latest in the Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual series which already covers legendary aircraft including: the Supermarine Spitfire, Avro Lancaster, Messerschmitt Bf109, De Havilland Tiger Moth and forthcoming titles covering the Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde, Hawker Hurricane and North American P-51 Mustang.
Whilst not many people actually get a chance to own these aircraft, the Haynes Manual is world famous for presenting complex technical information in an easily understood manner. This format has proved just as successful in providing absorbing information to aviation enthusiasts as it has with car and motorcycle owners over the years.
Alfred Price PhD, FRHistS, served for 15 years as an Air Electronics Officer in the RAF. He logged 1,520 flying hours in Vulcans, serving with No 9 Sqn and No 230 OCU. Since leaving the service he has written on aviation related subjects and has authored or co-authored 42 books including the acclaimed Haynes Supermarine Spitfire Manual.
Tony Blackman OBE, FRAeS, trained as a test pilot in the RAF and joined Avro's in 1956. He became Chief Test Pilot and helped to develop the Vulcan B1 and B2. Of the 135 Vulcans built he flew 105, totalling 1,272 hours and 850 flights. He now writes aviation books, including Vulcan Test Pilot.
Andrew J.K. Edmondson joined the RAF in 1979 and trained as a flight line mechanic, working on Vulcans, Phantoms and Tornados. In 1999 he became a full-time employee of C. Walton Ltd and was appointed Engineering Manager for the project to restore Vulcan XH558 to flight. He is currently the Engineering Director of The Vulcan Operating Company.
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