Covers the development and service history of the type with lots of photos both monochrome and colour, and many technical drawings and other illustrations. Undoubtedly the best single publication on the type (and the best of the various Aerofax volumes) - it is just a shame Eric is no longer around to write a larger and more comprehensive volume.
A highly readable and entertaining account of one man's RAF career from training on Meteors in the early 1950s through Canberras and then on to the Valiant. While you may not learn a great deal about the aircraft itself the culture and activities of a Valiant squadron all come across very well and it's never boring. A valuable insight into what it was like to fly the forgotten bomber.
A superb book on the H-bomb programme; contains not only previously unpublished photos of the build-up, dropping and aftermath of the series of bomb drops, but also contains highly detailed drawings of the airframe fit and special modifications applied to the 'Grapple' aircraft (also in the Aerofax book).
A good book on the entire V-force with good Valiant coverage, particularly about the early nuclear test drops.
A book on the entire V-Force, with good Valiant coverage. Recently reprinted and should still be available at a knock-down price.
This section would have been greatly the poorer without contributions from the following - so many thanks to (in
Bill Bielauskas, Ian Chapman, Ray Deacon, Victor Flintham, Gerry Hitch, Rick Kent, Garry Lakin, Bryan Ribbans and Neil Trump.