Pressmen were invited by the Royal Air Force, to a demonstration of the latest British bomber to go into service with the RAF.
Pressmen were invited by the Royal Air Force, to a demonstration of the latest British bomber to go into service with the RAF. A demonstration of the Victor Mark II - a development of the Mark I - was held at Radlett, UK, Apl 8.
Two pilots, a navigator, radar navigator and an electronics engineer are required to man the bomber, which will soon be the backbone of the British deterrent force. It is unlikely that this aircraft will be replaced by anything other than super-sonic bombers or ballistic missiles.
A system known as the Doppler navigation method, measures the speed of the aircraft and the drift of the wind. From these facts it computes the position. This method is coming into use on jet airliners, it is now the main navigational aid used in the V bomber force.
Four Rolls-Royce Conway jet engines will give the Mark II a better performance, than the older version. They are to be fitted with a device called Carcinotron, which will enable it to jam radar and some types of guided missiles.
The Victor is capable of carrying a nuclear bomb equivalent to one million tons of high explosive. This is more than the entire bomb lead dropped by the RAF during the last war.