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By Tony Blackman

The Handley web page Victor was once the 3rd of the 3 V Bombers and the main durable, serving within the RAF till 1993, and nonetheless doing helpful provider within the first Iraq conflict. in addition, in 1982 it used to be simply the Victor tanker fleet in response to Ascension Island that made attainable the Vulcan Black dollar bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina via Nimrods. Victor Boys tells the tale of all of the good stuff that have been accomplished, stated first hand by way of the operators themselves, aircrew and floor group. beginning with money owed via try out pilot Johnny Allam, who undertook the main improvement of the plane, via its paintings as a nuclear bomber through the chilly conflict, checking out Blue metal in Australia, to its terrific paintings through the Falklands struggle and later as a firstclass air-to-air refuelling tanker and very important aid device for warring parties and different airplane. released to coincide with the Victor’s sixtieth anniversary, the gripping textual content is fantastically illustrated with images from the operators themselves, by no means published ahead of. The tales are collated and set in context by means of Tony Blackman, ex leader try out pilot of Avros who helped increase the Vulcan and initiated the advance of the Victor K2 tanker. For him, before everything, the Victor appeared a competitor yet he now effectively admits what an excellent airplane the Victor grew to become.

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