Автор: Roger Chesneau and Ray Rimell
Название: Aeroguide 06 - Avro Vulcan B Mk2 & Mk2 K
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Описание: The date 31 March 1984 marked the end of an era for the Royal Air Force, for it was on that day that No 50 Sqn, the last unit to operate the Avro Vulcan, disbanded. The RAF's association with that majestic aircraft -an association which spanned more than a quarter of a century - has thus finally ended, and only twenty or so Victor tankers remain as the last reminders of Britain's formidable 'V-bomber' force of the late 1950s and 1960s.
The retirement of the Vulcan has also, officially, signalled the relinquishment of the RAF's capability in the field of long-range strategic bombing, a capability that had its origins in the 'bloody paralysers' of World War I, was nurtured and developed through the 1920s and 1930s, was unleashed to great effect during World War II, and was called upon as recently as 1982. It remains to be seen whether its loss will be regretted.