Blackburn Buccaneer

The Blackburn Buccaneer was a British low-level subsonic strike aircraft with nuclear weapon delivery capability serving with the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force between 1962 and 1994, including service in the 1991 Gulf War. Designed and initially produced by Blackburn Aircraft at Brough it was later known as the Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer when Blackburn became a part of the Hawker Siddeley group.

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Blackburn Buccaneer - Specifications (Buccaneer S.2)
... General characteristics Crew 2 (Pilot and Observer) Length 63 ft 5 in (19.33 m) Wingspan 44 ft (13.41 m) Height 16 ft 3 in (4.97 m) Wing area 514.7 ft² (47.82 m²) Empty weight 30,000 lb (14,000 kg) Loaded weight 62,000 lb (28,000 kg) Powerplant 2 × Rolls-Royce Spey Mk 101 turbofans, 11,100 lbf (49 kN) each Performance Maximum speed 667 mph (580 kn, 1,074 km/h) at 200 ft (60 m) Range 2,300 mi (2,000 nmi, 3,700 km) Service ceiling 40,000 ft (12,200 m) Wing loading 120.5 lb/ft² (587.6 kg/m²) Thrust/weight 0.36 Armament Guns None Hardpoints 4× under-wing pylon stations 1× internal rotating bomb bay with a capacity of 12,000 lb (5,400 kg) and provisions to carry combinations of Rockets 4× Matra rocket pods with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets each Missiles 2× AIM-9 Sidewinders for self-defence, 2× AS-30Ls or 2× AS-37 Martel missiles or 4× Sea Eagle missile Bombs Various unguided bombs, Laser-guided bombs, as well as the Red Beard or WE.177 tactical nuclear bombs Other AN/ALQ-101 ECM protection pod, AN/AVQ-23 Pave Spike Laser designator pod, Buddy refuelling pack or Drop tanks for extended range/loitering time. ...