Insights into the design, operation and preservation of the iconic Cold War carrier-borne and overland strike jet.
Designed as a carrier-borne strike aircraft for the Royal Navy, the Blackburn/BAE Buccaneer eventually went on to serve with the RAF and the South African Air Force. Operating from Royal Navy aircraft carriers to deliver nuclear weapons and conventional ordnance, the Navy transferred its Buccaneers to the RAF in 1969 where they were used in the overland strike role, later seeing combat in Gulf War 1 in 1991. The last Buccaneers were retired from RAF service in 1994.
My upstairs neighbor is a retired RAF aircraft mechanic who used to work with maintenance on Blacburn Bucaneers when he was stationed in Gibraltar as a young man. I gave him this book as a Christmas gift because he fixed one of my daughters toys. He was delighted to receive Owners' Workshop Manual on Blackburn Bucaneer as a present and he had actually considered to purchase this book himself. Even though if a real instruction manual on this remarkable naval strike fighter would fill tens of thousands of pages ( I know this because I have a younger brother who is an aircraft mechanic), this book nevertheless gives a clear and concise introduction of the plane's basic characteristics. I am glad that you could send a copy of this book to Norway.
Arrive on Monday January 18th, well packaged and in perfect condition. Vancouver Island BC.
All good , very interesting and well illustrated