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Corgi 1:72 – Avro Vulcan B.2 XM597, Black Buck 6, Rio de Janeiro divert, 3 June 1982
Corgi | AA27206 | Limited Edition | 1:72 High Detail Model
Limited Edition of 1000
Aviation Archive is a range of high quality detailed model aircraft. Each model comes complete with a collector card detailing the history of the aircraft.
With the Black Buck 1 bombing raid against Port Stanley Airport on the night of 30th April/1st May 1982 showing a watching world that Britain had both the capability and the resolve to mount such an audacious strike attack, Argentinean forces occupying the Falkland Islands knew they were about to face a committed enemy and could come under attack at any moment. The Black Buck raids required the use of a complex airborne refuelling plan, involving as many as eleven Victor tankers to get a single Vulcan over its intended target and seven such operations would ultimately be planned.
Black Buck 6 was mounted in an attempt to take out Argentinean anti-aircraft radar installations on the Falkland Islands and would see Avro Vulcan B.2 XM597 equipped with four AGM-45 Shrike missiles for the task. Loitering over Stanley Airfield for 40 minutes in an attempt to try and get radar operators to turn on their equipment, two missiles were eventually fired and a Skyguard fire control radar unit destroyed, but with lack of fuel now a major concern, the Vulcan headed back to rendezvous with a waiting Victor tanker over the ocean.
Unfortunately, the Vulcans refuelling probe broke during the transfer procedure and the aircrafts Captain was left with just two options – ditch his aircraft in the ocean, or attempt a divert to land at Rio de Janeiro Airport.
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