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Buccaneer S.Mk50

LOROP Reconnaissance pod

Status: Out of service
Category: Recce/Targeting

The Vinten Long-Range Oblique Photographic (LOROP) system was carried in the bomb bay of the Buccaneer.

The 60 inch lens with a 5 inch film gave the ability to do reconnassiance photogrpahy at a safe standoff distance.

The aircraft went in below the radar, pitched up and photographed the target and then got out of the area before counter-measures could be activated.


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