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On This Day 30 April

🕰 On This Day
🗓 30 April - 01 May 1982
✈️ Operation Black Buck 1

 

As part of Operation Black Buck 1, supported by 18 Victor K2 tanker sorties, Vulcan XM607 dropped 21 x 1,000lb (450 kg) bombs across the main runway at Port Stanley airfield. At a time of 15 hours 45 minutes the sortie was at the time the longest-range combat bombing operation.

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