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By Graham Pitchfork

Twenty-four aircrew who flew the enduring airplane with the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air strength and the South African Air strength (SAAF) relate their reports and affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer. prepared in chronological order, the e-book lines the heritage of the plane and the projects it fulfilled. as well as describing occasions and actions, it presents an perception into the life-style of a Buccaneer squadron and the thrill and pleasure of being a ‘Buccaneer Boy’ as well as being a part of a hugely specialist and devoted strength. The advent into provider is totally defined prior to additional chapters disguise the improvement of the air force’s maritime strategies and the deployment of 2 squadrons to Germany within the overland strike position. chapters care for the aircraft’s wonderful successes on the purple Flag and Maple Flag workouts flown in North the USA which took the USAF hierarchy through typhoon. an additional bankruptcy is dedicated to the in depth yet little identified Bush struggle operations through 24 SAAF Squadron at the borders of Angola. USAF trade officials who flew Buccaneers relate their studies and the aircraft’s deployment for the Lebanon quandary and the reinforcement workout to the Falkland Islands is tested. The creation of latest air-to-surface anti-ship missiles is roofed earlier than the Buccaneer left to visit conflict within the Gulf the place it exotic itself supplying precision laser marking for the twister strength as well as conducting its personal precision bombing assaults. This lavishly illustrated booklet concludes with debts of the aircraft’s ultimate days in RAF carrier and a few reflections on its effect on maritime and overland air energy.

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