After the success of the Halifax bomber that pulverised the Third Reich, Handley Page soon looked at new designs. Attracting the interest of the Air Ministry in 1947, Handley Page developed a new bomber that could drop the atom bomb on Moscow. The Victor was born, one of three V-bombers with the Valiant and Vulcan. After relative smooth test flights, the first Victor B.1s came off the production line in early 1956 and proved to be a remarkable bomber - a pilot inadvertently achieved Mach 1.1 in a 1- or 2-degree dive! A ...

The Victor Story 2011, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752463148

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