Operation
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Operation Black Buck

Background

Equipment
   Mirage III
   Nimrod
   Oerlikon 35mm
   Roland
   Shrike
   Victor
   Vulcan

Missions
   Black Buck One
   Black Buck Two
   Black Buck Three
   Black Buck Four
   Black Buck Five
   Black Buck Six
   Black Buck Seven

Aftermath



Books
   Vulcan 607


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1982 Vulcan raids on Port Stanley
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Operation Black Buck

   
 

Operation Black Buck


Operation Black Buck was a series of RAF air attacks on Port Stanley during the 1982 Falklands War between Britain and Argentina. The attacks were carried out using Vulcan bombers supported by Victor tankers, all based out of Ascension Island, and at that time, were the longest-range air-attacks in history.

Avro Vulcan

A total of five Black Buck missions were successfully carried out (out of seven planned) during the war, and they were successful in forcing Argentina to withdraw fast jets (including Mirage IIIs) from the Falkland Islands and back to the mainland. Additionally, a number of Argentine radar installations were destroyed by the missions, and Argentine facilities were bombed in the fifth and final mission.

The Black Buck missions were the only time that the Vulcan saw combat, despite serving with the RAF for nearly 30 years.

   



 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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