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フェアリーソードフィッシュ / フェアリー・ソードフィッシュ

A biplane used by the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm during World_War_II. Its crew of three sat in open cockpits, surrounded by a multitude of bracing wires. Power was provided by a Bristol Pegasus radial [1] engine. Slow and obsolete, the 1930s-era "Stringbag" nevertheless achieved some spectacular successes during its service life, which extended all the way to 1946.

Armament included one .303 caliber (7.7mm) machine_gun for the pilot and one for the radio operator/gunner. For attack duties, the Swordfish could carry one torpedo or mine_(weapon), or eight rockets on the lower wing.


See also



Wikipedia: "Fairey Swordfish":
Youtube: "Fairey Swordfish documentary clip":


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