Operation Black Buck: Falklands' most daring raids?

The ‘Black Buck’ Vulcan raids have, perhaps, been the subject of more post-Falklands War debate than any other air operations mounted during the 1982 conflict. Forty years on, we analyse their effectiveness in the context of the broader Operation ‘Corporate’ campaign

“Argentine use of Port Stanley airfield and its surveillance radars constrains all our operations, enables redeployment and resupply of Argentine forces and maintains Argentine morale" - Initial plan for Operation ‘Sutton’ as presented to chiefs of staff, 2 April 1982

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