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Blackburn (BAe) Buccaneer, Fighter-Bomber
- The buccaneer is a 2-seat fighter jet, developed for the British Navy for use on aircraft carriers.
The Buccaneer, designed to fulfill a Royal Navy requirement for a long-range carrier-based attack aircraft, first entered service in July 1962. From its first operational missions to its last in 1992, it remained one of the fastest low-level aircraft in any service.
Engines: Two 11,255-pound thrust Rolls-Royce RB.168 Spey Mk 101 turbofans
Weight: Empty 30,000 lbs., Max Takeoff 62,000 lbs.
Wing Span: 44feet 0in.
Length: 63feet 5in.
Height: 16feet 3in.
Maximum Speed at 200 feet AGL: 646 mph
Ceiling: Over 40,000 feet
Range: 2,300 miles with weapons
Four 1,000-pound bombs, fuel tank or reconnaissance pack on inside of rotary bomb door; Up to 12,000 pounds of bombs on four underwing hardpoints
Number Built: ~170
Number Still Airworthy: At least three.
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