Fairey Swordfish

Mk. I, II, III, IV, Floatplane

Anirudh Rao

 
Date Published :
May 2020
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
TopDrawings
Illustration :
drawing sheets, color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788366148871
Pages : 20
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95

Overview
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Fairey Swordfish was a British biplane torpedo-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft designed to operate from aircraft carriers or as a reconnaissance seaplane operating from catapult launchers. The prototype was built in 1933 at the Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd. The aircraft had its first flight in 1933, too. It had an open cabin for a three-man crew and a fixed landing gear. It was powered by a Bristol Pegasus II M (640 hp) star engine. In 1934, Fairey Aviation released a second prototype that was equipped with a 690 hp Bristol Pegasus III M3 engine. The new type could also use floats. Series production began in 1935.

Fairey Swordfish Mk. I was produced in both bomber-torpedo-reconnaissance version with a wheeled landing gear and as a floatplane. The machine had a classic tail with a horizontal stabilizer. It also had folding wings. Truss structure fuselage was used, with front covered with metal sheets. In the middle there were three uncovered tandem crew cabins. Undercarriage had a tail wheel and arresting hook under the fuselage. The aircraft was equipped with a inflatable dinghy.

REVIEWS
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"...will be of interest to modelers planning on building a Swordfish model."

- AMPS Indianapolis

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- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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