The Blackburn Buccaneer was a British low-level strike aircraft that served with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force between 1962 and 1994.
Originally designed for the Royal Navy with the delivery of nuclear weapons in mind, the Bucaneer soon evolved into a formidable conventional strike aircraft. The Royal Air Force would also adopt the design in the wake of the F-111K cancellation.
The Buccaneer would serve in the Persian Gulf War by lasing targets for other strike aircraft carrying precision guided munitions.
Blackburn Buccaneer S.1Edit
First production model, powered by de Havilland Gyron Junior. turbojet engines. 40 built.
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2Edit
Development of the S.1 with various improvements and powered by the more powerful Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines. From 1962 10 were built by Blackburn Aircraft Ltd. and 74 by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd.
- Tech Level: 4
- Damage Base: 21
- Min./Max. Airspeed: 3/13
- Maneuver (Loaded): 5 (6)
- Aerobatic (Loaded): -1 (-2)
- Defence (Loaded): 12 (11)
- Climb Rate (Loaded): 0.5 (0.3)
- Shallow/Steep/Power/Vertical Dives: 1/2/3/4
- Operational Ceiling: 8
- Stores External/Pylon/Internal: 4/0/4
- Cost: 368
- Maintenance Cost: 44
- Trait: Carrier Capable