Vulcan: God of Fire is a historical account of Britain's nuclear deterrent force, the development of atomic/thermonuclear weapons and the bombers. It includes a description of the design, development and manufacture of the Vulcan, the flight-testing programme and entry into RAF service. There is also a full account of the Vulcan's career, including its primary role as a nuclear bomber and as a key participant in the 1982 Falklands conflict. Further coverage includes the use of the Vulcan as a refuelling tanker and reconnaissance platform, and the Vulcan XH558, whose last flight was on 28 October 2015.
Historical information is combined with first-hand accounts from former air and ground crews, and a full description of the service history or disposal of every Vulcan aircraft manufactured is included. This book comprises a comprehensive work on the Vulcan aircraft and its role in British aviation, with many stunning images to accompany this definitive account.
TIM MCLELLAND was a celebrated military aviation author. He wrote numerous well-known titles and contributed to many leading aerospace magazines, and was greatly respected in the field by those in the industry and those outside of it.
Tim McLelland is an experienced author specializing in military aerospace subjects. He is the author of Britain's Cold War Bombers, Britain's Cold War Fighters, and The Typhoon Story. Having flown in a wide range of military aircraft and taken part in four Red Arrows display routines, McLelland is a Vulcan specialist.