Leicester, rev., ed., 2002. 231 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 28 x 22cm. FINE. The Vulcan was the backbone of Britain's nuclear deterrent forming, with the Victor and Valiant, the famous V-Force. The author has specially revised this edition of The Vulcan Story to take account of the fifty years that have passed since the Vulcan first flew. Chapters include extensive coverage of the origins of the Vulcan and delta-winged flight, the development of the aircraft through major production variants, and its life as a test-bed for missile, engine and equipment technologies, together with interviews with Vulcan crew and appendices covering squadron development and the fate of each Vulcan built. Furthermore, the author has unearthed the original Aircrew Manual issued by the MoD Procurement Executive, to present precise, comprehensive and minutely detailed information on all the aircraft's systems and operating techniques. This definitive book on the Vulcan is published with a wealth of photographs, drawings and diagrams.