Fairey Swordfish in Fleet Air Arm service 1936 to 1945

Neil Robinson

Date Published :
August 2014
Publisher :
Airfile Publications
Series :
Camouflage and Markings
Illustration :
300 illustrations and 50 plus photographs
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ISBN : 9780957551312
Pages : 72
Dimensions : 11.61 X 8.26 inches
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Affectionately known as the ‘Stringbag’ by its crews, the Fairey Swordfish is one of World War Two’s most iconic and recognizable biplane aircraft. Introduced in to Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm service in 1936, the aircraft wasn’t operationally retired until May 1945, and despite its obsolescent and antiquated looks, outlived several ‘more modern’ types intended to replace it, remaining in front-line service through to the end of the war in Europe. A British ‘classic’, and well timed to coincide with the recently released 1/72 scale kit from Airfix, this is another illustration and photos publication.

About The Author

Neil Robinson is a respected aviation historian and author, who has worked on a number of related projects over the years. He is the author of RAF Trainers – 1918-1945: Camouflage and Markings (Airlife Publications, 2012), and Air War Over the Falklands (Airlife Publications, 2012). Martin Derry has also worked extensively in the field of aviation publishing. He is the the author of British Military Aviation: 1960s in Colour (Dalrymple and Verdun Publishing, 2007) and Hornet and Sea Hornet: De Havilland's Ultimate Piston-engined Fighter (Dalrymple and Verdun Publishing, 2010). Together, they are the authors of previous Flight Craft releases Avro Lancaster 1945-1964, Avro Shackleton and Hawker Hurricane and Sea Hurricane.

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