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Return to Ascension by Simon Atack.


Return to Ascension by Simon Atack.

On the 30th April 1982, flying from Wideawake airfield on Ascension island, Flt. Lt. Martin Withers and his crew, flying RAF Vulcan (XM607) launched the first Black Buck bombing operation of the Falklands War. There and back the non-stop flight covered 7,500 miles, lasting 15 hours 45 minutes - at the time, the longest combat flight in history. The Vulcan was refuelled by Victor tankers five times on the outward journey and once on the return journey.
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 150 prints.

Paper size 28 inches x 20 inches (71cm x 51cm) Withers, Martin
+ Artist : Simon Atack


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VulcanThe 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

Aviation History Timeline : 25th February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25February1918Johann Frint, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. A. Stanley of 64 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. B. M. Mansfield of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. A. Alexander of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
25February1944Oberleutnant Josef Remberg of 2.(F)/Aufklrungs-Gruppe 11 was awarded the Knight's Cross
25February1944Siegfried Schnell, a WW2 Ace with 93.00 victories, died on this day
25February1945 Billy Clemmons of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Carl Payne of 4th Fighter Group, 334th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Cummings of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Cummings of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Menegay of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Donald Penn of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 John O'Neil of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
25February1945 Milliard Anderson of 55th Fighter Group, 38th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262

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