Fairey Swordfish in Fleet Air Arm service 1936 to 1945

Neil Robinson

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' typ
Date Published :
August 2014
Publisher :
Airfile Publications
Language:
English
Series :
Camouflage and Markings
Illustration :
300 illustrations and 50 plus photographs
No associated books available.

Overview
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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
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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).