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"Designed specifically to fly at low altitudes at subsonic speeds for bombing runs, get this or the A-6 for naval engagements."
Harry's description of this plane in the shop.

The Blackburn Buccaneer was a British carrier-capable attack aircraft designed in the 1950s for the British Royal Navy. The aircraft was initially designed in response to the Soviet Union's Sverdiov-class cruiser; this aircraft was designed so the BRN could avoid having to build an entirely new fleet in response to the threat; they could just use the Buccaneer to bomb the ships with impunity. The aircraft was designed to fly below an enemy ship's radar horizon, attack, and escape in less than a minute. It was officially retired in 1994, after an impressive 32 year lifespan. The S.2D model (Erroneously referred to as S2D in-game) was an updated model, designed to carry the Martel anti-ship missile. This aircraft only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is usable by Brian Douglas.

Design

The Buccaneer is an interesting craft; it's a particularly large aircraft with a big nose, two large air intakes attached visibly to the jet engines on the back, and has two large wings. It has a single vertical stabilizer, with two rear wings located near the top of the stabilizer.

Performance

Ehhh... This plane has trouble standing out. Despite being the model designed around an anti ship missile, this aircraft does not get ASMs; instead, it gets Unguided Bombs. And a very few amount of those, to further add salt to the wound. What's more is, it lacks a machine gun. The stats aren't atrocious on this thing, but you're really better off sticking with other planes. There are plenty of better options aside from this.

Statistics

(Clockwise starting from top)

Type Stats
Anti Air Attack:Very low
Mobility:Medium-high
Defense:Medium (2700 HP)
Anti Ground Attack:Medium-high
Thrust:Low (No afterburners)
Speed:Very low

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Trivia

  • Out of all aircraft with the Unguided Bomb special weapon, this is the only aircraft to have a reduced ammo count, only having 20 bombs as opposed to the 50 other aircraft have.
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