|Damn fine kit.|
Designed as a carrier-borne maritime strike bomber from Naval Staff Requirement NA39.
The usual British mess ensued when export orders were sought; possible orders from Germany and several other countries were torpedoed by bizarre political nonsense.
The only export order, to South Africa, was nearly scuppered by the Wilson government over humanitarian and apartheid concerns. It was avoided only because politicians hate making decisions and the planes were the wrong side of the Equator by the time they made up their mind, the liberal twats.
One of the most noticeable things about Buccaneer aircrew was their distinctive smell. This was caused by the jet leaking hydraulic fluid at high pressure onto the crew kit stowed in the rotating bomb bay when out of base and a belief that "if the stopwatch keeps working, we'll hit the target".