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Avro Vulcan Part 1 1956 Year 1/144 Scale Decals Print Scale 144-023

Theme: Decals

Era : 2020-2022

Scale : 1/144

Material : Paper

Series: Decals set

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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Avro Vulcan is a British strategic bomber, the second of the V-series bombers. He made his first flight on August 31, 1952. A total of 136 aircraft were produced, including prototypes.
"Volcano" was in service with the Royal Air Force in 1956-1984, thus becoming the last British strategic bomber. Aircraft of this type made several sorties during the Falklands War. One Vulcan (serial number XH558) was returned to airworthy condition, in 2012 the aircraft made a demonstration flight at the Farnborough Air Show and repeatedly participated in various air shows. However, after 2015, flights are unlikely, as the engines have exhausted their service life, and its extension is impossible due to the lack of spare parts.
The history of all strategic bombers begins with the creation of nuclear weapons, which required a delivery vehicle. In 1947, in the UK, it was decided to create a bomber capable of carrying one bomb weighing 4.5 tons over a distance of up to 3,000 km at a speed of at least 900 km / h and a practical ceiling of up to 15,000 m.
In the winter of 1947, at Avro, under the leadership of chief designer R. Chadwick, work began on the creation of a new long-range bomber for the British Air Force. The specific requirements of the British Air Force was that the created high-speed bomber had to operate from small British airfields. The RAF simply could not afford to build an extensive network of air bases.
After the war, the Avro company received a large amount of captured materials on high-speed aerodynamics and technologies developed by German specialists. These materials were actively used in the creation of a new aircraft. For the new aircraft, a tailless scheme with a delta wing of a thick profile and a relatively small elongation of a large area was chosen. Armament and engines were sunk into the hull.
In May 1947, the project of the new aircraft was presented by Avro to the British Ministry of Supply, which was responsible for the creation of aviation technology. In November 1947, after a lengthy debate, Avro's proposals received final approval, which made it possible to begin full-scale work on the creation of the aircraft. The aircraft received the designation "type 689"