Classic British Jets - Vulcan

The Vulcan Story
Product Code: MED040
Brand: XH558
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Classic British Jets - Vulcan
The Vulcan Story

The Avro Vulcan was the world’s first large delta-wing strike aircraft. It entered service as a V-bomber with the RAF’s Bomber Command squadrons in July 1957 with the capability to carry a 21,000 lb conventional bomb load – or an atomic bomb. The larger, more powerful B2 version appeared in 1960.

Vulcans remained in RAF service until 1984, after seeing combat duty in the Falklands, and until 1992 they were the start attraction at airshows throughout Britain, with the RAF's Vulcan Display Flight.

This documentary profiles the Vulcan bomber, from the earliest test flights at Avro Woodford to the final flight in RAF service of the very last Vulcan, XH558, when it touched down at Bruntingthorpe airfield on 23rd March 1993.

Among the rare and dramatic footage included, spanning the Vulcan's entire RAF career, is a film of the 1/3 scale research prototypes, test pilot Roly Falk barrel-rolling a Vulcan in the 50's at Woodford, a classic "roll off the top" bombing manoeuvre from Farnborough, quick reaction alert B2s and film of 217 Squadron on active service, including air-to-air footage and a squadron scramble.

Running Time: Approx 51 mins. DVD
Extras Approx 6 mins