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Vulcan Bomber


Vulcan Bomber

The Vulcan was a delta-winged nuclear bomber, developed as part of Britain 's nuclear deterrent during the early years of the Cold War.

The Avro Vulcan was designed as a long-range strategic nuclear bomber, powered by four Rolls-Royce Olympus 201 turbojet engines.

The life of long range nuclear bombers was short because of the introduction of the Polaris submarine launched ballistic missile in 1969 by the Royal Navy and the Vulcan's were assigned to NATO as low-level operational bombers.

The only time the Vulcan bomber was used in anger was in May 1982, when one was used during the Falklands War to bomb the runway at Port Stanley to deny the Argentineans using it for their fighter aircraft. This raid was known as the epic

‘Black Buck' raids, flying over 3,889 miles to reach their target.


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