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The Resource Avro Type 698 Vulcan : The Secrets Behind its Design and Development

Avro Type 698 Vulcan : The Secrets Behind its Design and Development

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Avro Type 698 Vulcan : The Secrets Behind its Design and Development
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Avro Type 698 Vulcan
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The Secrets Behind its Design and Development
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eng
Summary
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 maneuverability.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.A leading member of the Avro Historical Society, the author has discovered many photographs and experimental design plans in their archives which are here published for the first time
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Avro Type 698 Vulcan : The Secrets Behind its Design and Development
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Avro Type 698 Vulcan : The Secrets Behind its Design and Development
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Contents
  • David W. Fildes -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Bibliography -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- PART ONE - DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT -- About the Company -- Avro pioneering achievements -- Delta pioneers -- Dr Alexander Lippisch -- Early tailless design research -- "The Avro Babes" -- Bob Lindley recollections -- Specification B35/46 - SECRET MINISTRY OF SUPPLY PRINCIPLE DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT This document is the property of H.M. Government SPECIFICATION No B35/46 -- 1 - GENERAL -- II - DESIGN REQUIREMENTS -- III - EQUIPMENT -- IV - STRENGTH AND STIFFNESS -- V - TESTS -- APPENDIX 'B' TO SPECIFICATION B35/46 -- PERFORMANCE -- ARMAMENT -- CREW STATIONS -- PROTECTION -- NAVIGATION -- OTHER FEATURES -- EQUIPMENT -- Tender memo - April 1947 -- Initial brochure - May 1947 - Text from the initial brochure dated May 1947 by Avro to meet B.35/46 specification. -- Brief description -- Tender drawings -- Nacelle arrangements -- General Arrangement -- Early model -- Tender competitors -- Development brochure - April 1948 -- Recent Design Developments -- Amended design - April 1948 -- Inside view -- Avro Type 710 - Half scale flying model -- Design and flight programme - April 1948 -- Strength test specimen -- 1. Full Scale Specimen -- 2. Half Scale Specimen - (Built as the full scale aircraft) -- 3. Half Scale Specimen - (Replica of 1/2 scale flying model) -- 4. Half Scale Specimen - (Compromise) -- Comparison of wing planforms -- Comparison with OR.230 -- Britain's nuclear bomb -- Jet engine development -- ROLLS - ROYCE DERWENT -- ROLLS - ROYCE AVON -- ARMSTRONG SIDDELEY SAPPHIRE -- BRISTOL OLYMPUS -- ROLLS - ROYCE CONWAY -- Major landmarks -- Brochure description - September 1948 -- DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME -- STRUCTURE -- CREW NACELLE -- CONTROLS -- POWER PLANTS -- FUEL SYSTEM
  • AIR CONDITIONING -- UNDERCARRIAGE -- DRAG -- AIRFOIL SECTION - NACA 0010 -- Wind tunnel testing -- Proposed twin cockpit design - August 1948 -- Amended Type 698 design - September 1948 -- Lightened version prototype Four Rolls-Royce AJ 65 (Avon) power plants -- Effects of typical failures on performance -- Flight plan low level - Effect on range and weight of descending to 2000ft over the target -- Test rig proposal - September 1948 -- Third scale flying model - September 1948 -- DESCRIPTION -- Type 707 - Ministry of Supply specification -- I. GENERAL -- II. OPERATING REQUIREMENTS -- III. DESIGN REQUIREMENTS -- IV. EQUIPMENT -- V. STRENGTH STIFFNESS -- Avro Type 707 (VX784) -- Eric "Red" Esler, test pilot -- Proving the way -- Type 707 - VX784 Pilot's Report - Taxiing and Flight Trials at A. &A.E.E., Boscombe Down, 2nd - 6th September, 1949. -- Type 707 Recollections - By Albert D. (Derry) Chapman, Aerodynamics -- Getting to the root of the problem -- Avon power - December 1949 -- Major developments January 1950 -- A natural progression -- Covering all the bases -- Roly Falk joins 707 test programme -- Avro Type 707B - VX790 -- 707B Description -- Delta wing development review -- VX790 under construction at Chadderton -- Start of intensive flight test programme -- Type 707B - VX790 with modified intake -- Press day at Dunsfold -- Type 707B - VX790 progress 1950 - 1951 -- Type 698 aerodynamic drawings -- Fuselage contours -- Wing plan form -- Wing dimensions -- General arrangement & rudder drawing -- Type 698 brochure - January 1951 -- INTRODUCTION -- RADIO INSTALLATION -- RADAR INSTALLATION -- Type 707A - WD280 -- Avro flight research unit at Boscombe Down -- Roy Ewans -- Aerodynamics of the Delta -- Effect of fitting tips & increased centre section -- Effect of fitting new outer wings to existing centre section -- PART TWO - CONCEPT TO REALITY
  • April - August 1952 -- On the move... -- ...22nd August, 1952 -- Engine test - 29th August, 1952 -- First flight Saturday 30th August, 1952. -- First Flight pilot -- Drama in the sky -- Avro Type 698 (VX770) first flight -- Development summary -- Prime movers -- First public appearance -- S.B.A.C. Airshow September 1952 -- What's in a name debate? -- PART THREE - PROGRESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT -- Progress through development -- Development potential brochure - October 1952 -- BROCHURE INTRODUCTION -- STANDARD PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT -- PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT -- AIRCRAFT WITH CONTAINER STOWAGE -- EFFECT OF OLYMPUS ENGINE DEVELOPMENTS -- EFFECT OF FITTING SIX ENGINES -- EFFECT OF WING TIPS AND TAIL ARMAMENT -- DEVELOPMENT FOR INCREASED SPEED -- DEVELOPMENT FOR VERY LONG RANGE -- Type 707A - WZ736 -- DESCRIPTION (second edition) -- WZ736 - development history -- Type 707C - WZ744 -- In flight refuelling receiver and tanker -- Sapphire power -- VX777 second prototype -- Olympus power - first flight VX777 prototype -- S.B.A.C. Airshow September 1953 -- The Avro delta aircraft steal the Airshow -- Models, post cards, adverts, & cigarette cards... -- ...the Vulcan captures the public imagination -- Press photographs -- Prototype development -- Engine development -- FOUR BRISTOL OLYMPUS B.O1.101 ENGINES - (11,000 LB. RATING) -- FOUR BRISTOL OLYMPUS B.01.101 ENGINES - (13,000 LB. RATING) -- FOUR BRISTOL OLYMPUS B.01.6 ENGINES - (16,000 LB. RATING) -- FOUR ROLLS-ROYCE CONWAY R.Co.6 ENGINES -- Boundary layer experiments -- B. Mk1 Brochure -- Crew accommodation -- Flying controls -- Undercarriage -- Engine alternatives -- Services -- Armament and Cameras -- Radio and Radar Equipment -- Internal arrangement - July 1954 -- Specification -- General Arrangement -- Development trials incident -- Vulcan development 1954 - 1955 -- INTRODUCTION
  • Engine combined with wing development -- Phase 2 & 2C wing development -- INTRODUCTION -- A new phase - Comparison of wing planforms. -- Preliminary assessment -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Condition of aircraft -- 3. Scope of tests -- 4. General appreciation -- Conclusions -- Details of aircraft and limitations -- Held up by Stress by W. G. "Geoff" Heath -- Structural test specimen -- From slide rule to digital computer -- Systems and ground testing -- Into production -- First production aircraft - XA889 -- Early progress -- 1955 S.B.A.C Show -"Roly" rolls the Vulcan -- First prototype development -- Rolls-Royce Conway -- Proposed revised cockpit layout -- VX770 structure described -- MAIN PLANE -- DISCRIPTION GENERAL -- WING STRUCTURE -- AILERONS -- Disposition of spars and ribs within the structure -- TAIL UNIT -- RUDDER -- MODIFIED AIR BRAKES -- Engine weight change comparison first prototype -- Aircraft sections -- Weights and dimensions - B.Mk1 -- New wing for VX777 -- B. Mk1 production aircraft with Phase 2 wing -- Early production aircraft -- Post C.A. release summary -- First B.Mk1 development aircraft with new wing -- PART FOUR - INTO SERVICE B.Mk1/Mk.1A -- Production and support -- High flying Vulcan photo feature -- Tragic end to a triumphant tour -- New Chief Test Pilot -- Olympus development for B.Mk1 Vulcan -- Olympus 100 series -- The Australian connection -- Proposed Vulcan for R.A.A.F. -- Navigation attack system -- High level role -- The Phase 2C wing -- Vulcan's to the fore -- B.Mk1 enters service -- In service -- Weapons Research Division goes to Australia -- Valiant five -- XA891 incident -- Vulcan B.Mk.1A -- Canned Heat -- Vulcan B.Mk1A - Release to service -- Conway development continues -- In-flight refuelling -- PART FIVE - B.Mk2 DEVELOPMENT -- The ultimate Vulcan -- B.Mk2 contract review 1957 -- New flying controls layout
  • New electrical system -- Additional safety features -- Changes to Radar and Radio equipment -- Leading particulars -- Phase 2C wing dimensions -- Phase 2C planform comparison -- B.Mk2 summary -- B.Mk2 flight development programme -- Paving the way -- B.Mk2 flight assessment - 1959 -- B.Mk2 production -- B.Mk2 contracts -- Significant milestones -- All British - principal suppliers -- Fire at Chadderton -- Ultimate power -- Engine running - associated controls - 1963 -- Engine development -- B.Mk2 development with Blue Steel -- Installation of Blue Steel in Vulcan B.Mk1 (XA903) -- Blue Steel comparison with B.Mk1 -- Blue Steel development -- Missile testing -- Design features -- Production -- Weapons Research Division (W.R.D.) -- Further Blue Steel missile developments -- Carriage and release of Blue Steel -- R.A.F. Scampton wing -- Blue Steel cockpit (final conference) -- Counter measures -- Douglas Skybolt adventure -- Installation of Skybolt missile -- Vulcan in the Headlines -- Development programme 1957 - 1962 -- Alert readiness & rapid take-off proposals -- Rocket assisted take-off trials -- Change of role -- A decade of service -- PART SIX - CONCEPTUAL PROJECTS -- Paper projects -- Vertical take-off -- Proposed Phase 2B development -- Glider bomb -- Winged bomb -- Missile delivery schemes -- Type 734 -- Phase 5 -- Type 698/5 Phase 6 -- Phase 6 revised crew layout -- Phase 7 -- Vertical take-off Vulcan -- Gnat aircraft schemes -- Red Drover -- Supersonic venture -- Type 732 - alternative schemes -- Missile developments -- Type 759 scheme -- Sea Dart missile system -- Martel and Phoenix missile systems -- Type 722 - Civil transport project -- Wind tunnel model - 1954 -- Type 718 - Military transport project -- Different roles - 1962 -- Air launched missile proposals -- Low level development -- Strategic Reconnaissance (S.R.) role
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