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Blackburn Buccaneer gun pack

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Hello everyone. I'm looking for information about the 30mm Aden gun pack which was intended for the Buccaneer. Does anyone know where I can find some more info?
 

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Hello everyone. I'm looking for information about the 30mm Aden gun pack which was intended for the Buccaneer. Does anyone know where I can find some more info?
I've never seen any drawing published. It was not built. It was included in the original specification, so it might be in the NA39 proposal brochure.

According to Roy Boot the proposal removed the bomb bay door and filled the bay with a gun and ammunition pack mounted at the front, with space behind for additional ammo or fuel.
 

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You've been reading too much Frederick Forsyth.

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Could you fit positions for semi recessed air to air missiles on the underside whilst retaining the bomb bay?
 
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Could you fit positions for semi recessed air to air missiles on the underside whilst retaining the bomb bay?
Likely not. If you look at what's inside an ADV Tornado, there are powered rams for ensuring that the Sparrow or AMRAAM is pushed clear of the airframe. AAMs for Buccaneer are either going to be paper designs that never eventuated or Red Top, and Red Top is likely to be mounted on an outrigger the way it was for the Lightning, while the bomb bay is going to be full of all of the things that the quick-change pallet on the Lightning had to contain. You're not going to be able to carry AAMs on the fuselage and bombs in the bay.
 
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