The AVRO Type 698 Vulcan: Design and Development

Origins, Experimental Prototypes and Weapon Systems

David W Fildes

* Contains many unseen design plans and photographs.

* There is a large audience of Vulcan devotees around the world.

* The book recounts the Vulcan's final raid in the Falklands War and sat in the best-seller charts for months after initial publication.
Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
Approx 300 mono images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473886674
Pages : 496
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The Avro Vulcan was the last V Bomber to see active service in its primary role during the Falklands conflict. It is the most popular of the three and one aircraft has recently become airborne again after a long period of rejuvenation. It has always been a major attraction at air shows throughout the world, attracting crowds who delight in its unique delta-wing shape and amazing maneuverability.

The book examines the origins of the design, the prototypes and experimental aircraft and goes on to explain the modifications that were made to the last of the breed.

The author has access to many previously unpublished photographs and experimental design plans. This is because he is a leading member of the Avro Historical Society and discovered a great deal of unpublished material in their archives.

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