Victor Boys

Victor Boys

Author: Tony Blackman

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781909808782

Category: History

Page: 192

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"The stirring story of the achievements of the Victor, told by those who flew it and fixed it . . . well illustrated with spectacular photographs.” —Oxford Mail 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 work 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. The stories are collated and set in context by Tony Blackman, ex chief test pilot of Avros who helped develop the Vulcan and initiated the development of the Victor K2 tanker. For him, initially, the Victor seemed a competitor but he now readily admits what a wonderful aircraft the Victor became.
Victor Boys
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Tony Blackman, Garry O'Keefe
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-19 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Tony Blackman, Anthony Wright
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-19 - Publisher: Grub Street Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Tony Blackman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-19 - Publisher: Grub Street Publishing

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