V-Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor Book Review
|Date of Review||December 2015||Title||V-Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor|
|Author||Martin W Bowman, Dave Windle||Publisher||Pen & Sword|
|Format||64 pages, hardbound||MSRP (USD)||$29.95|
Looking for a handy handbook on Britain’s legendary V-Bombers?
Get V-Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor – seventh installment in Pen & Sword’s growing “Flight Craft” series.
Revised and enhanced from the 2009 edition, contents commence with notes on design, development, deployment and disposition of all three RAF designs. Personal anecdotes and remembrances accompany historical summaries. And text recaps combat service and variants – experimental and operational.
Thirty-four gorgeous color profiles – terrific project inspiration – by co-author Dave Windle follow. And coverage concludes with a superb section on Vulcan, Valiant and Victor plastic scale models. The build-ups are excellent!
Color and B&W photos further season the account. And tables recap V-Bomber production & serial blocks and units.
It all ends, appropriately, in elegy. “Never again,” authors lament, will Britain “conceive, design and build not one but … three entirely British manufactured military aircraft powered by British-made engines and armed with British weaponry in any one generation.”
With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.