Vulcan 607

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9780552152297: Vulcan 607

It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943 . . .

April 1982. Argentine forces had invaded the Falkland Islands. Britain needed an answer. And fast.

The idea was simple: to destroy the vital landing strip at Port Stanley. The reality was more complicated. The only aircraft that could possibly do the job was three months from being scrapped, and the distance it had to travel was four thousand miles beyond its maximum range. It would take fifteen Victor tankers and seventeen separate in-flight refuellings to get one Avro Vulcan B2 over the target, and give its crew any chance of coming back alive.

Yet less than a month later, a formation of elderly British jets launched from a remote island airbase to carry out the longest-range air attack in history. At its head was a single aircraft, six men, and twenty-one thousand-pound bombs, facing the hornet’s nest of modern weaponry defending the Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands. There would be no second chances . . .

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"Exciting and breathtakingly pacy...This is exactly how modern history should be written" ( Andy McNab)

"Gripping, endlessly fascinating detail. I read the book in one sitting: it is an utterly compelling war story, brilliantly written" ( Simon Winchester)

"A masterwork of narrative history. Brilliantly described, the story of an impossible British mission is a compelling one; it's telling long overdue" ( Clive Cussler)

"Big heavy bombers. Proper old-fashioned heroism. And triumph of ingenuity over limited funding. So far as I'm concerned, it has the lot and to cap it all it reads like fiction when it's actually fact. I more than enjoyed it, it could have been written specially for me" ( Jeremy Clarkson)

"Exceptional...Written like the very best thriller, it draws the reader into the exclusive world of the combat crew in a unique and truly gripping way" ( John Nichol)

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The dramatic account of the last British bomber raid - the long-range attack on Stanley airfield that opened the Falklands War.

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. 198 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943 .April 1982. Argentine forces had invaded the Falkland Islands. Britain needed an answer. And fast. The idea was simple: to destroy the vital landing strip at Port Stanley. The reality was more complicated. The only aircraft that could possibly do the job was three months from being scrapped, and the distance it had to travel was four thousand miles beyond its maximum range. It would take fifteen Victor tankers and seventeen separate in-flight refuellings to get one Avro Vulcan B2 over the target, and give its crew any chance of coming back alive. Yet less than a month later, a formation of elderly British jets launched from a remote island airbase to carry out the longest-range air attack in history. At its head was a single aircraft, six men, and twenty-one thousand-pound bombs, facing the hornet s nest of modern weaponry defending the Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands. There would be no second chances . Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780552152297

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised edition. 198 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943 .April 1982. Argentine forces had invaded the Falkland Islands. Britain needed an answer. And fast. The idea was simple: to destroy the vital landing strip at Port Stanley. The reality was more complicated. The only aircraft that could possibly do the job was three months from being scrapped, and the distance it had to travel was four thousand miles beyond its maximum range. It would take fifteen Victor tankers and seventeen separate in-flight refuellings to get one Avro Vulcan B2 over the target, and give its crew any chance of coming back alive. Yet less than a month later, a formation of elderly British jets launched from a remote island airbase to carry out the longest-range air attack in history. At its head was a single aircraft, six men, and twenty-one thousand-pound bombs, facing the hornet s nest of modern weaponry defending the Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands. There would be no second chances . Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780552152297

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Descrizione libro Corgi, 2012. Condizione libro: New. 2012. Revised edition. Paperback. When Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in the early hours of 2 April 1982, Britain's military chiefs were faced with a real-life Mission Impossible. Drawing on interviews with the combatants, Falklands residents and British High Command, this book takes us to the beating heart of the legendary raid. Num Pages: 576 pages. BIC Classification: JWG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 34. Weight in Grams: 422. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780552152297

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Descrizione libro Corgi. Condizione libro: New. 2012. Revised edition. Paperback. When Argentine forces invaded the Falklands in the early hours of 2 April 1982, Britain's military chiefs were faced with a real-life Mission Impossible. Drawing on interviews with the combatants, Falklands residents and British High Command, this book takes us to the beating heart of the legendary raid. Num Pages: 576 pages. BIC Classification: JWG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 34. Weight in Grams: 422. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780552152297

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Vulcan 607 (Revised edition), Rowland White, It was to be one of the most ambitious operations since 617 Squadron bounced their revolutionary bombs into the dams of the Ruhr Valley in 1943 .April 1982. Argentine forces had invaded the Falkland Islands. Britain needed an answer. And fast. The idea was simple: to destroy the vital landing strip at Port Stanley. The reality was more complicated. The only aircraft that could possibly do the job was three months from being scrapped, and the distance it had to travel was four thousand miles beyond its maximum range. It would take fifteen Victor tankers and seventeen separate in-flight refuellings to get one Avro Vulcan B2 over the target, and give its crew any chance of coming back alive. Yet less than a month later, a formation of elderly British jets launched from a remote island airbase to carry out the longest-range air attack in history. At its head was a single aircraft, six men, and twenty-one thousand-pound bombs, facing the hornet's nest of modern weaponry defending the Argentine forces on the Falkland Islands. There would be no second chances . Codice libro della libreria B9780552152297

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