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V-Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor

V-Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review December 2015 Title V-Bombers: Vulcan, Valiant and Victor
Author Martin W Bowman, Dave Windle Publisher Pen & Sword
Published 2015 ISBN 9781473834248
Format 64 pages, hardbound MSRP (USD) $29.95

Review

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.”

Amen.

Robustly recommended!

With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.

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