This article describes UK's Operation Black Buck during the 1982 Falklands War, detailing the planning and execution of the daring long-range bombing raids using Avro Vulcan bombers and Handley Page Victors.


  1. The RAF planned the operation after Argentina seized the Falkland Islands in 1982.
  2. The raids were some of the longest in history, covering over 6,600 miles.
  3. Avro Vulcan bombers, refitted with refuelling probes, were used in the operation.
  4. Seven Black Buck raids were launched between April and June 1982.
  5. The raids' symbolic and psychological influence outweighed their practical effect.