Rent Vulcan: A Farewell to Arms (2008)

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In September 1992, the RAF Vulcan bomber made its official final public appearance - and another truly great British aircraft officially passed into the pages of history.
'Vulcan - A Farewell To Arms' was especially made to record this historic last appearance and to capture all the power and majesty of this incredible warplane. The film went on to become the best-selling aviation video of all time and is now being made available on video for the first time ever.
The film recalls the earliest days in the Vulcan's career with the prototypes' appearances at Farnborough in the 1950s and rare behind-the-scenes film of the V-Force at RAF Waddington including a simulated 'nuclear alert' squadron scramble. Vulcan crew also provide a graphic first-hand account of the plane's only wartime sorties - flying 'Black Buck' missions to The Falklands to bomb Port Stanley Airfield.
The highlight of the film, however, is the Vulcan's final, thrilling appearance at RAF Cranfield, with a special escort flight from the world famous Red Arrows display team. Air-to-air shots from the Red Arrows' chase plane and spectacular footage from the Vulcan's flight deck record the bomber approaching Cranfield.
Multi-camera coverage then captures the Vulcan's final display in all its glory with some of the best footage of the aircraft ever recorded and including that now-famous 'Farewell' message inside the bomb bay.
As well as footage of the days leading up to the display, the film also features Vulcan XH558's final, sombre return to RAF Waddington to await its uncertain fate...
Simply Home Entertainment
British Films, Documentary
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Run Time:
52 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3

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