Victor Boys

True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber

Tony Blackman

 
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
color and black and white photos
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781908117458
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$39.95
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781911621256
Pages : 198
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$22.95
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Overview
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The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods.

Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted first hand by the operators themselves, aircrew and ground crew. Starting with accounts by test pilot Johnny Allam, who undertook the major development of the aircraft, through its work as a nuclear bomber during the cold war, testing Blue Steel in Australia, to its superb performance during the Falklands war and later as a first class air-to-air refueling tanker and vital support tool for fighters and other aircraft.

Published to coincide with the Victor’s 60th anniversary, the gripping text is superbly illustrated with photographs from the operators themselves, never released before.

About The Author
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Tony Blackman has spent his life in the aircraft industry as a test pilot, as an avionics specialist and then on the Board of UK Civil Aviation Authority as the Technical Member.

REVIEWS
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"Blackman builds a compelling case for the Victor as the most successful of the V-Force platforms."

- Air Power History

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