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Vulcan Glossary Page

Often whilst researching information about the Avro Vulcan I would come across and abbreviation or acronym for which no meaning was apparent.

 This page will hopefully allow you to 
find all the Vulcan-related acronyms and gives a
 brief description of their meaning.

AAPP    Airbourne Auxiliary Power Plant

AEO    Air Electronics Officer

AGM    Air to Ground Missile   

ALBM    Air launched ballistic missile

Blue Steel   A nuclear weapon carried by the V-Force

ECM    Electronic Countermeasures

ICBM    Inter Continental Ballistic Missile

INS    Inertial Navigation System

JATO    Jet Assisted Take Off

MRR Maritime Radar Recognisance

NBS    Navigational Bombing System

OCU    Operational Conversion Unit

PFCU    Powered Flying Control Unit

QRA    Quick Reaction Alert

RAT    Ram Air Turbine

SAM    Surface to air missile

TFR    Terrain Following Radar

TWR    Tail Warning Radar

 

If you have any words, phrases or acronyms you think should be included on this page please feel free to contact me.

Avro Vulcan Bomber XM655 at Wellsbourne Mountford

 

 

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