Into Wideawake - Handley Page Victor

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Falklands War Black Buck Mission Handley Page Victor Refueller Painting by Chris French FGAvA

 

The famous "Black Buck" mission of the 1982 Falklands Conflict is best remembered for the Avro Vulcan that actually delivered the ordnance. However, the mission would have been impossible without the Victor tanker, sixteen of which were used to get the Vulcan there and back. The half-way point was Wideawake airfield on Ascention Island and it was from here that the Victors flew on their re-fueling missions.

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