Vulcan 607 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The thrilling number-one best-selling story of one of the greatest combat missions ever flown
Shoulder to shoulder with Strategic Air Command B-52s throughout the Cold War, the big delta-winged Vulcans of the Britain's V-bomber force faced down the Soviet threat to the West. In 1982, they were just months from retirement when they flew in anger for the first time.
It was to be a record-breaking mission of breathtaking audacity: a single bomber launched from a remote island airbase to carry out what would be the longest-range air attack in history. An 8,000-mile round-trip. Her crew of six would be flying into a hornet's nest of modern weaponry: radar-guided anti-aircraft guns and missiles.
There would be no second chances.
Vulcan 607 tells the gripping true story of that legendary raid for the first time - an operation that many thought would turn out to be a real life Mission Impossible.
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|Listening Length||13 hours and 30 minutes|
|Audible.in Release Date||08 June 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #35,511 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#60 in Armed Forces Military History
#7,734 in Military History (Books)
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Written like a thriller, even though you know the outcome Vulcan 607 keeps you on the edge of your seat as this feat of both airmanship and logistics unfolds.From cannibalising other aircraft for navigation and electronics components, reviving a dormant refuelling system and training the crews how to use it, to organising a relay involving half the RAF's tanker fleet to get just one bomber on target, this is an astonishing operation.
The book dips into parts of the rest of the Falklands conflict to provide background but that isn't the main focus here. There are a few sections that could have been omitted without really losing anything, and there's a lot of jargon which has you flipping to the glossary. Overall though this is a great read and a fitting tribute to the men who worked so hard to make the mission possible.