YOU «Buccaneer»
YOU «Buccaneer» Photo by. Characteristics.

YOU «Buccaneer» Photo by. Characteristics.

United Kingdom

A type: Twin-jet attack aircraft

Crew: The pilot and navigator, located one behind the other

Straw to meet the request by the Royal Air Force, at the far 1952 Deck attack plane, the plane "Bukkanir» (Buccaneer - Pirate) of "Blackburn" had a wonderful long operational career, mainly in the Royal Air Force.

Although the aircraft and had a large size (it was basically a glider made machining of forgings and plates), the area of ​​the wing and the horizontal stabilizer was able to reduce by the use of boundary layer control. This system provides a significant increase in lifting force by controlling the flow rate of air over the top wing and tail, with the slots built into the bearing surfaces around their scope.

Wing with a high specific load was set to achieve the high speeds at sea level, and "Bukkanir" remains the fastest combat aircraft in these conditions before removing it from service in 1992 year. The first planes "Bukkanir» S1 entered the Royal Navy in July 1962 years. Then, after three years in the Navy planes arrived modification S2 with more powerful engines, "Spey» (Spey). Starting with 1969 years remaining in Navy aircraft "Bukkanir" were transferred to the Royal Air Force in connection with the policy directive, which took away the Air Force fleet of aircraft with a fixed wing geometry.

Aircraft "Bukkanir" Royal Air Force at the end of his career, still took part in the hostilities in the ranks of the Forces of the anti-Iraq coalition over Iraq and Kuwait in 1991, during "Operation Desert Storm" (aircraft Mk 50 Air Force of South Africa a lot to war in 1970-x and 1980-ies). Two aircraft modification S2B recently flew to South Africa after their acquisition by a private collector jets. These aircraft are the first of its kind that have emerged in the civil register of the country.

Basic data


  • Length: 19,33 m
  • Wingspan: 13,41 m
  • Height: 4,95 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 13 599 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 28 123 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 1112 km / h
  • Flight range: 966 km - Tactical Range

Power point: two turbofan engine "Spey» Mk .101 of "Rolls-Royce"

Power: 98,4 kN thrust

Date of first flight:

  • April 30 1958 years

The surviving airworthy modifications in the hands of civilians: "Bukkanir» S2B