posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 07:28 AM
First off not sure if this is the correct forum mods please move if this is the case, secondly I tried searching but couldn't find anything and
lastly I'm not thread maker please be gentle.
Anyway on my Facebook I'm linked to a Vulcan bomber restoration page and they just posted an interesting story from 1961 that I've just read.
Operation skyshield was 3 exercises to test the Canadian and American air defences against an attack from the Soviet Union. NORAD at the time
understood it would only take one bomber to get through enabling or to destroy at least one city, but NORAD were satisfied that their radars were good
enough to give an early warning. In October 1961 the RAF and it's Vulcan bombers were invited over, two squadrons sent over 4 Vulcan bombers each.
One group of vulcans flew from Scotland to attack North America from the north and the other four flew from Bermuda to attack from the south.
The four attacking from the north, one was intercepted and 'shot down' by an f101 voodoo but the other 3 managed to escape and land unopposed and
landed in Newfoundland successfully breaching the radar lines. The four bombers on the southern attack run , 3 of them put up a radar jamming screen
while the forth sneaked in and landed at a airfield in New York State undetected.
According to what I read the Vulcan had a small radar cross section due to it's design and only the large tail fin gave off most of the radar
detection. Also it said in theory the Vulcan bombers could of obliterated Chicago, New York and Washington before running out of fuel.
Anyway that's all I've got to share, I found it quite an interesting little read being a fan of the Vulcan and remember seeing them at air shows as
a youngster. Also it's nice knowing there are restoration teams out there keeping these birds flying. I have a small airport about 10 miles from me
where a Vulcan is kept. Enjoy the little read there is and of there is anyone out there who flew the Vulcan or had some interaction with these great
planes feel free to add any info.
Here's the link which I was reading