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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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|731st Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Karl-Heinz Schnell : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated|
|Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD738 :|
|No.823 Sqn FAA added to the squadrons database.|
|748th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
|Whitley Mk.V T4298 of No.51 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.|
|750th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
|New victory claim added : Bv238 claimed on 18th September 1944 by Urban Drew of 375th Fighter Squadron|
|Updates made to Aircrew database for : Rudolf Busch : Date of death updated|
|388th Fighter Squadron added to the squadrons database.|
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