The Buccaneer

By: STG Ltd - Heavy Haulage  20/07/2011
Keywords: Machinery Transport

Originally buccaneers were pirates, normally French, Dutch or English, who attacked Spanish galleons returning from the Caribbean. They had little regard for the law and the spoils were divided amongst the crew at the end of each voyage, with the captain taking the lions share. Almost deliberately, their reputation proceeded them, striking fear into their opponents.

The same can be said for the Blackburn Buccaneer, developed in the late fifties to combat a perceived threat from the Russian Navy. First entering service in 1962, there were both land and aircraft carrier based variants. One of its more striking features was the ability to attack at high speed from low level (200 feet/61 metres).

Having seen many hours of active service, this Buccaneer is seen on route to Kemble airfield, near Cirencester. Although not in the same mould, the reputation of the pirate and the aircraft are not dissimilar

Keywords: Machinery Transport

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