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The Handley Page Victor – The History & Development Of A Classic Jet Volume 2 – The Mark 2 & Comprehensive Appendices

AUTHOR – Roger R. Brooks

PUBLISHER – Pen & Sword

FORMAT – Hardback

PAGES – 288

PUBLISHED – 2007

ISBN – 1 84415 570 5

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Description

The first volume of Roger Brooks detailed reference to the Victor covers the conception, design and test-flying of the prototype HP 80 and then the production and operation of the Mark 1 in its many roles. This second volume completes the history of the aircraft by describing the improved Mark 2 that was primarily conceived to carry Britain’s Blue Steel nuclear deterrent. The aircraft was to be re-engined with the Rolls-Royce Conway and the enlargement of the air intakes in the wing are one of the more noticeable external differences on these models. When the V-Bomber Force lost its primary raison-detre as the delivery vehicle for the nuclear deterrent, the Victors were adapted for the air-to-air refuelling tanker role, a task they successfully carried out until their airframe life was exhausted. This volume also includes lengthy appendices on all Marks that include a mass of detailed historical information, the testing of many new systems, modifications throughout service life, the authors first-hand experiences as a Victor crew chief, operational records and a complete list of all Victor accidents with a detailed analysis and official reports.

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Weight1.04 kg

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