Falklands ‘Black Buck 1’ Victor pilot recounts operation

There will never be another bombing raid like ‘Black Buck 1’, when some of the remaining ‘V-Force’ — Vulcan XM607, supported by a horde of Victor tankers — took the Falklands fight to the Argentineans. The lead Victor pilot, Bob Tuxford AFC, recounts the gripping tale

Merely thinking about the bare facts of the first ‘Black Buck’ raid, both the objective — to send one aircraft to bomb one runway — and the feat involved in so doing strike one as remarkable. Hearing first-hand from those who took part underlines this. It remains an exploit high up in the RAF’s pantheon.

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