"At its operational height the Vulcan can outfly and outmanoeuvre any fighter
in squadron service today." - Air Ministry Press Release (1958).
Most recognisable of the V-bombers, the Vulcan was an impressive aircraft
for its time and remains so to this day, being a favourite of airshow audiences both old and young.
The type incorporated many advances in technology and aerodynamics yet was designed in the years
just after WW2 to a challenging requirement to fly long distances and drop nuclear bombs on cities in
the heart of the Warsaw Pact. Thankfully the only war it ever took part in was a conventional one -
Read on for the history of the Vulcan.