The Longest Bombing Mission in History

This is a superb documentary from the UK’s Channel 4 about Operation: Black Buck. Black Buck was the codename for the operation to bomb the runway at Port Stanley on the Falkland Islands during the Falklands War. It required an unprecedented effort to refuel a single Vulcan bomber to fly over 8,000 miles with 21x1000lb bombs onboard. It was the most ambitious mission in the RAF’s history since the Dambusters and at that time was the longest ranged bombing mission ever undertaken.

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