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    • Vulcan Test Pilot

    • My Experiences in the Cockpit of a Cold War Icon
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Tony Blackman describes in layman's terms and with statistical back-up what it was like to tame the first prototypes and to master the unusual characteristics necessitated by the Vulcan's shape. Tony puts the developments, demonstrations at Farnborough, incidents, and accidents in their political and historical context, but as his story is a highly personal one, we also get a true sense of the way he felt while he was flying the aircraft. His words and descriptions will make people feel, as he did, the excitement of handling such an incredibly powerful monster.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Vulcan Boys

    • From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognizable, as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for takeoff. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely firsthand by the operators themselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a compelling work but slow to start

    • By Josh Boyle on 08-06-16
    • From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 30 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Valiant Boys

    • True Stories from the Operators of the UK's First Four-Jet Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman, Anthony Wright
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Following on from the success of Victor Boys and Vulcan Boys, Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinating collection of personal accounts of operating Britain's first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraft's birth taking off from Vickers' tiny airfield at Wisley near Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Victor Boys

    • True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the longest lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Moreover, in 1982, it was the only Victor tanker fleet based on Ascension Island that made possible the Vulcan Black Buck bombing of Port Stanley airfield and the long-range reconnaissance of Argentina by Nimrods. Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted firsthand by the operators themselves.

    • True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 08-10-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95