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wardog06 May 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

how may v bombers (valiant vulcans victors) were assigned to a squadron

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 12:59 p.m. PST

The OB for the October 1956 War (Musketeer), for Valiants based at Malta were as follows.

138 Squadron 8 Valiant B1
148 Squadron 5 Valiant B1
207 Squadron 6 Valiant B1
214 Squadron 5 Valiant B1

Not sure of paper strength (12?), but that's what was available for Operation Musketeer. Source Wings over Suez, by Brian Cull, David Nicolle, and Shlomo Aloni.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member07 May 2018 1:58 a.m. PST

Just make sure you don't fly too low.


Vigilant07 May 2018 3:15 a.m. PST

Depends on the time period. By the late 70s Vulcan squadrons were using scavenged parts from their aircraft to keep them flying. They would generally operate in flights of 3 and even then probably not in tight formations.

seneffe07 May 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

Nothing conclusive I'm afraid but I have two photos of 1960s V Bomber squadron ground line ups (10 sqn Victors and 35 Sqn Vulcans)- and they both show eight aircraft.

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