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The Avro Type 698 Vulcan: Design and Development

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By David W. Fildes
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781473886674
Published: 30th January 2017

The Avro Vulcan was the last V Bomber to see active service in its primary role during the Falklands conflict. It is the most popular of the three and one aircraft has recently become airborne again after a long period of rejuvenation. It has always been a major attraction at air shows throughout the world, attracting crowds who delight in its unique delta-wing shape and amazing manoeuvrability.

The book examines the origins of the design, the prototypes and experimental aircraft and goes on to explain the modifications that were made to the last of the breed.

The author has access to many previously unpublished photographs and experimental design plans. This is because he is a leading member of the Avro Historical Society and discovered a great deal of unpublished material in their archives.
Not sure how this differs from the previously published book on Vulcan by the same author and publisher. Its got a lot more pages but is paperback.
 

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I think it will just be the paperback version, in the end. I see that both Pen & Sword, and Amazon (at least) have the page count of the hardcover listed as 328 pages. However, I have the hardcover in front of me as I type this, and it has 487 pages. The picture attached is the hardcover in question. So it will be cheaper at least if you are interested in the topic and havn't got the hardcover as of yet.
 

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As a bit if a Vulcan fanatic myself I will keep an eye out for this book. B)
 

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I think it will just be the paperback version, in the end. I see that both Pen & Sword, and Amazon (at least) have the page count of the hardcover listed as 328 pages. However, I have the hardcover in front of me as I type this, and it has 487 pages. The picture attached is the hardcover in question. So it will be cheaper at least if you are interested in the topic and havn't got the hardcover as of yet.
Amazing book of 818 pages,I am surprised from a large quantity of Projects,mostly unknown.
 

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I think it will just be the paperback version, in the end. I see that both Pen & Sword, and Amazon (at least) have the page count of the hardcover listed as 328 pages. However, I have the hardcover in front of me as I type this, and it has 487 pages. The picture attached is the hardcover in question. So it will be cheaper at least if you are interested in the topic and havn't got the hardcover as of yet.
Amazing book of 818 pages,I am surprised from a large quantity of Projects,mostly unknown.
Given the wildly different page counts, are you sure that's the same book?
 
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