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The buccaneer is a 2-seat fighter jet, developed for the British Navy for on aircraft carriers. With the retirement of the conventional fixed-wing airplanes in 1978 the buccaneers were replaced on the aircraft carriers. After that they were only used as a land-base fighter jet for maritime missions. In 1980 came the first of the 3 current aircraft carriers in service with the British Royal Navy with the harrier fighter jet.
Buccaneer in former service with the British Air Force
|Last updated: July 20, 2010|