The mighty Blackburn Buccaneer was made for the Royal Navy in the 1950's as an aircraft carrier based nuclear strike aircraft. The original Buccaneer S1 was underpowered and was soon replaced by the Rolls Royce Spey powered Buccaneer S2 which later became officially known as the Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer.
The Buccaneer was originally designed in response to the Soviet Union's Sverdlov-class cruiser construction programme. The Royal Navy used the Buccaneer to attack these ships by approaching at low altitudes below the ships radar horizon. The Buccaneer could attack using either a nuclear bomb or conventional weapons.
Specifications: L268mm x W186mm Pieces: 141 Skill Level 3
Age suitability: 8 years plus