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Blackburn Buccaneer

By Kev Darling

ISBN: 9781861268716
PAGES: 200
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 20 colour and 180 black & white photos

Conceived in the 1950s as a replacement for the Supermarine Scimitar, the Blackburn Buccaneer went into service with the Royal Navy as its main carrier-borne nuclear strike aircraft. But with a diminishing role to play in world affairs, and a reduction in the number of aircraft carriers, the Navy disposed of its Buccaneers to the RAF, where they went on to become one of the Force's most successful and best-loved aircraft.

This complete history of the Buccaneer takes the reader from first proposals and the original production S.1 to the final fling of the type as a laser target aircraft during the first Gulf War.

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