Limited to only 82, our Operation Black Buck coin set is accompanied by an insert individually hand signed Black Buck 1 captain, Martin Withers DFC.
Limited Edition Black Buck Set Signed by Black Buck 1 Captain, Martin Withers DFC
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Limited Edition Black Buck Coin set.
Limited to only 82 sets worldwide, this is your chance to own a stunning collectible coin set that includes the signature of XM607 captain, Martin Withers DFC.
Operations Black Buck 1 to 7 were a series of ambitious long-distance bombing missions conducted by the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Falklands War in 1982.
The set includes two coins that measure 2.00” (50mm) in diameter, are 4mm thick and come in a beautiful fitted presentation box with printed lid.
The Vulcan and Victor are depicted in plan view on the obverse of each coin with miniature text relating to the missions around them. On the reverse of the Vulcan coin is an RAF roundel with the Vulcan surrounded by Victors, acknowledging the work done by the multiple Victor crews to refuel each other and the Vulcan. The reverse of the Victor coin has the Falkland Islands in raised metal with the target of the missions, Port Stanley Airfield, marked in red.
The Vulcans and supporting Victor tankers were based on Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic where the missions would commence. After taking off from Ascension and making a journey of over 4,000 miles across open water, the Vulcan would then move on to the target. In order for the Vulcan to reach the Falklands, a fleet of Victor tankers had to transfer fuel to the Vulcan and each other in a complex refuelling relay before each turned in sequence for home.
At the time at nearly 8,000 miles and a flight time of fifteen and three-quarter hours, it was the longest bombing mission ever completed, only exceeded later by the Americans during the first Gulf War.
This unique set is expected to sell very quickly. Limited to only 82, buy yours now to avoid disappointment!