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|Extra Details : Cold War Warrior by Keith Woodcock.|
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|The Aircraft :|
|Vulcan||The Avro Vulcan was the worlds first delta winged heavy bomber. the first prototype flew on the 30th August 1952 and the first production Vulcan flew in February 1955. The first Avro Vulcan's arrived for service with the Royal Air Force with 230 operational Conversion Unit (OCU) at RAF Finningley in May 1956. with the first squadron to receive the Vulcan in July 1957 was 83 squadron. In April 1968 Bomber Command merged into the Newly created Strike Command with eight Squadrons being equipped with Vulcan's. A terrain Hugging variant was introduced (the Vulcan SR2) in 1973, to all squadrons except no. 27 squadron (Flying Elephants) which was a Maritime reconnaissance Sqd. The Last Major role for the Avro Bomber was the bombing of Argentinean Airfields in the Falkland Islands During The Falklands Conflict The Avro Vulcan high Altitude Bomber with a crew of five. Top Speed 650 mph with a ceiling of 60,000 feet. maximum range of 5750 miles (with in flight refuelling). with a conventional bomb load of 21 x 1000 lb bombs|
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|RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES|
|Whitley Mk.V T4298 of No.51 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Flight Lieutenant Denis Woolley : First name updated (now Denis), Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated|
|Lieutenant Colonel Carl R Riggs added to aircrew database :|
From November 1944 until the end of the war he completed 56 combat missions including the Battle of the Bulge and on 1st January 1945 was wounded during the Luftwaffe attack of Operation Bodenplatte but returned to combat shortly after.
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley Z6468 : Airframe notes updated (added 07-04-1941 : Whitley was last heard on w/t in the early morning of the 8th of April.)|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Helmut Eberspacher : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden X2899 : Airframe notes updated (added 06-04-1941 : Hampden was lost without trace after taking off from Scampton to lay mines off Brest.)|
|New victory claim added : Do17 (Half shared victory with Sgt John Winn) claimed on 23rd November 1939 by John Evelyn Scoular of No.73 Sqn RAF|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Pilot Officer Arthur C Dunlop : Aircraft updated (added Ventura), Squadrons updated, Squadron service dates updated|
|Lieutenant Colonel Ralph F Kling added to aircrew database :|
Joining the 365th in May 1944 he flew over D-Day and Normandy shooting down an Me109 on 2nd July. His luck ran out in September when he was hit while strafing and bailed out of his burning P-47 Poppie. He was captured becoming a POW at Stalag Luft III.
|New victory claim added : Me109 (Probable victory.) claimed on 11th November 1940 by Robert Innes of No.253 Sqn RAF|
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