Victor Boys : True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber Paperback / softback
Part of the The Jet Age Series series
The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war.
Moreover, in 1982 it was only the Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods.
Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted first hand by the operators themselves, aircrew and ground crew.
Starting with accounts by test pilot Johnny Allam, who undertook the major development of the aircraft, through its work as a nuclear bomber during the cold war, testing Blue Steel in Australia, to its superb performance during the Falklands war and later as a first class air-to-air refuelling tanker and vital support tool for fighters and other aircraft.
Published to coincide with the Victors 60th anniversary, the gripping text is superbly illustrated with photographs from the operators themselves, never released before.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 198 pages
- Publisher: Grub Street
- Publication Date: 04/04/2019
- Category: Air forces & warfare
- ISBN: 9781911621256
- Hardback from £14.75