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VULCAN 607

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. 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 was launched from a remote island aribase to carry out the longest-range air attack in history. “Gripping, endlessly fascinating detail. I read the book in one sitting: it is an utterly compelling war story, brilliantly written.” Simon Winchester.“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 “One helluva great flying story. The gripping narrative reads like a suspense thriller, yet every word is true.” Stephen Coonts. “Vulcan 607 deserves to become an aviation classic.” Len Deighton. Paperback. Author: Rowland White.

£9.99
Product Code: BK0293

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