Operation Skyshield - when the Vulcan came to the USA

Dom

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Video embedded on blog.

Horrific what they were simulating doing, but the sight and sound of the Avro Vulcan sends a shiver down my spine. Short video about Operation Sky Shield where 8 Vulcan B2 bombers successfully carried out simulated nuclear strikes against the USA, information that was subsequently classified.

21 September 2020

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ltd

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Have you read Derek Robinson's Goodbye England, Hello Russia? I thought that was a good novel about Vulcan pilots and how they reconciled the thrill of flying the aircraft with the awful prospect of the balloon going up for real. A fair amount of dark humour involved.
 

Dom

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Have you read Derek Robinson's Goodbye England, Hello Russia? I thought that was a good novel about Vulcan pilots and how they reconciled the thrill of flying the aircraft with the awful prospect of the balloon going up for real. A fair amount of dark humour involved.
No, but I shall look it up.
 
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