Operation Black Buck 1

Operation Black Buck 1

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 28th May 2021

 Free

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Black Buck was the code name given to the Vulcan raids against Port Stanley Airfield in East Falkland Island. Flown on the night of 30th April/1st May 1982, Black Buck 1 was the first of seven planned Vulcan raids, and established a record in the history books at the time of the longest bombing mission in the history of air warfare.

The airfield was occupied by the Argentine Military in early April 1982, and the RAF’s task was to bomb the runway and deny its use to the enemy fast jets on the Falklands, and hamper the resupply of the invasion forces.

The Vulcan bomber would need to be refuelled eight times by an outbound wave of 11 Victor K2 tankers to reach the target some 3600nm from Ascension Is. A further 7 Victors would be required to ensure the safe recovery of the bomber post strike.

The enormity of the task, and the air-to-air refuelling support required with an unfamiliar receiver led to many difficulties and changes to the original refuelling plan.

By Sqn Ldr Bob Tuxford AFC RAF Ret’d


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This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 28th May 2021

 Free

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2021-05-28 2021-05-28 Europe/London Operation Black Buck 1 A talk about the Vulcan raids against Port Stanley Airfield during the Falklands War. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/05/28/operation-black-buck-1-259824 ,,,

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