Questions tagged [avro-vulcan]

A British four-engine strategic bomber that was the mainstay of the Royal Air Force's bomber fleet from 1956 until 1984. Unusual as one of the few subsonic aircraft to use a delta wing.

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Why was the Vulcan bomber used for the Falklands raid?

There is a lot of information about this complex operation. But can anybody explain why they chose to use an aircraft? They could easily shoot cruise missiles from a ship or ballistic missiles from a ...
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Why did the Avro Vulcan use a delta wing?

Why did the Avro Vulcan use a delta wing? The B52, from the same era, used a swept wing, and had a higher maximum speed. In the answer to What are the advantages and disadvantages of a delta wing ...