England captain Joe Root told Australia to "bring it on", vowing to fight fire with fire as his team expect a hostile reception at next week's first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
Veteran pace spearhead James Anderson said he was open to replacing suspended Ben Stokes as England vice-captain for the coming Ashes Test series.
England in 2013-14 were battered by the hostility of paceman Mitchell Johnson, backed up by Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle and the resilience of Australia's lower batting order.
England is steeled for a sledging war in the Ashes series with suspended Ben Stokes the expected focus of Australia's barbs, captain Joe Root said on the team's arrival in Perth.
Vaughan, speaking just over a week before England depart, said Steve Smith's Australians are still a formidable side at home even though they are not the dominant force they once were.
England cantered past the winning post as Joe Root finished alongside Jonny Bairstow on 46 not out, scoring the winning runs with a six.
Ashes-holders England face Australia in the first of five Tests in Brisbane starting on November 23.
It will be only the second time India, the world's number one Test side, play a five-Test series in England since 1959.
West Indies were 44 for one in reply to England's imposing 514 for eight declared, a deficit of 470 runs, when rain ended the second day's play early.
England were 348/3 at stumps on Day 1 vs West Indies at Edgbaston
South Africa, set a huge 380 for victory, were bowled out for 202 shortly after tea on the fourth day
Kagiso Rabada took the prize wicket of Ben Stokes on the first day of the fourth Test.
England were 171 for four at stumps, having won the toss, with 31 of the scheduled 90 overs lost to bad weather on the opening day of the 100th Test at The Oval.
Joe Root was stunned by former England captain Michael Vaughan's assertion that his side had failed to respect Test cricket during their thumping 340-run defeat by South Africa at Trent Bridge.
Keshav Maharaj and Chris Morris shared six wickets to establish a commanding position against England.
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Root confirmed England would field an unchanged team after off-spinner Moeen Ali, who took 10 wickets on a turning pitch at Lord's.
Off-spinner Ali, the man-of-the-match, finished with Test-best figures of six for 53 in 15 overs -- including a burst of five for 20 in 25 balls -- on a pitch offering sharp turn.