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Blackburn Aircraft Co. Swordfish Mk II, 1942 y.

654 637 $

Vendor code: 5043


Blackburn Aircraft Co. aircraft for sale. (Fairey) Swordfish Mk II

Fary Swardfish ("swordfish") - British torpedo bomber, was in service with the Royal Navy during World War II. It is widely known under the nickname "Avoska" (English Stringbag ). Despite the fact that the aircraft was outdated by 1939, it had certain advantages as a carrier-based torpedo bomber and was withdrawn from service only in 1945

Glider:

148 hours since restored by Bob Spence (1992)

Engine:

Bristol Pegasus Model 30

23.5 hours SMOH from Deltair, UK. (2011)

The engine is currently in need of a major overhaul - aircraft are on sale as-is.

Screw:

Fairey Reed Model Anges 5XI

23.5 hours SMOH from Hope Aero Mississauga, Ont, Canada 2011

Avionics:

Becker ATC-4401-1-175 Comm

King KT 76A transponder

Sigtronics Intercom

Appearance:

Post-war period Royal Canadian Navy colors and markings

Last flight: 2011

The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber created by the Fairey aviation company and used by the Royal Navy's Air Force during World War II. He was recklessly called "Stringbag" by his crews, was obsolete by 1939, but made impressive strides during the war, notably the sinking of one and the damage of two battleships Regia Marina (Italian fleet) at the Battle of Taranto and the famous cripple Bismarck. It was operated primarily as an attack aircraft; however, in later years it was also used as an anti-submarine and training ship. Developed in the 1930s, the Swordfish survived several types intended to replace it and remained on the front lines until VE Day.

Although slow and lacking in defense, the Fari Mechfish was considered one of the most important naval aircraft of the Second Word War. It was the only Allied aircraft in continuous production (1934) until the outbreak of hostilities until the end of the war. Originally designed as a reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Navy Air Arm, this clumsy anachronistic biplane entered the era of high-performance monoplanes and even aircraft and achieved phenomenal success.

The HS554 served in both the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy until retiring in 1946. Once part of the Ernie Simmons collection.

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