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Fairey Firefly FR.1

Fairey Firefly FR.1 - Fairey, Firefly FR-1, Military, WW2
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The Fairey Firefly was a British Second World War-era carrier-borne fighter aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA).

It was superior in performance and firepower to its predecessor, the Fulmar, but only entered operational service towards the end of the war.

Designed around the contemporary FAA concept of a two-seat fleet reconnaissance/fighter, the pilot and navigator/weapons officer were housed in separate stations.

The design proved to be sturdy, long-ranging and docile in carrier operations, although the limitations of a single engine in a heavy airframe reduced overall performance.

The Fairey Firefly served in the Second World War as a fleet fighter but in postwar service, although it was superseded by more modern jet aircraft, the Firefly was adapted to other roles, including strike operations and anti-submarine warfare, remaining a mainstay of the FAA until the mid-1950's.

Both the UK and Australia Fireflies flew ground attack operations off various aircraft carriers in the Korean War

In foreign service, the type was in operation with the naval air arms of Australia, Canada, India, and the Netherlands whose Fireflies carried out a few attack sorties as late as 1962 in Dutch New Guinea.

General characteristics

Crew: Two (pilot & observer)
Length: 37 ft 7¼ in (11.46 m)
Wingspan: 44 ft 6 in (13.57 m)
Height: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m)
Wing area: 328 ft² (30.5 m²)
Empty weight: 9,750 lb (4,432 kg)
Loaded weight: 14,020 lb (6,373 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Griffon IIB liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,730 hp (1,290 kW)
Performance

Maximum speed: 316 mph (275 kn, 509 km/h) at 14,000 ft (4,300 m)
Range: 1,300 mi (1,130 nmi, 2,090 km)
Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,530 m)
Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 5 min 45 sec

Armament

Guns: 4 × 20 mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannons
Rockets: 8 × RP-3 "60 lb" rockets
Bombs: 2 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs under wings
woody2858 Uploaded by woody2858 on . Fairey Firefly FR.1 - Desktop Nexus Aircraft Download free wallpapers and background images: Fairey Firefly FR.1. Desktop Nexus Aircraft background ID 1877087. The Fairey Firefly was a British Second World War-era carrier-borne fighter aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA).

It was superior in performance and firepower to its predecessor, the Fulmar, but only entered operational service towards the end of the war.

Designed around the contemporary FAA concept of a two-seat fleet reconnaissance/fighter, the pilot and navigator/weapons officer were housed in separate stations.

The design proved to be sturdy, long-ranging and docile in carrier operations, although the limitations of a single engine in a heavy airframe reduced overall performance.

The Fairey Firefly served in the Second World War as a fleet fighter but in postwar service, although it was superseded by more modern jet aircraft, the Firefly was adapted to other roles, including strike operations and anti-submarine warfare, remaining a mainstay of the FAA until the mid-1950's.

Both the UK and Australia Fireflies flew ground attack operations off various aircraft carriers in the Korean War

In foreign service, the type was in operation with the naval air arms of Australia, Canada, India, and the Netherlands whose Fireflies carried out a few attack sorties as late as 1962 in Dutch New Guinea.

General characteristics

Crew: Two (pilot & observer)
Length: 37 ft 7¼ in (11.46 m)
Wingspan: 44 ft 6 in (13.57 m)
Height: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m)
Wing area: 328 ft² (30.5 m²)
Empty weight: 9,750 lb (4,432 kg)
Loaded weight: 14,020 lb (6,373 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Griffon IIB liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,730 hp (1,290 kW)
Performance

Maximum speed: 316 mph (275 kn, 509 km/h) at 14,000 ft (4,300 m)
Range: 1,300 mi (1,130 nmi, 2,090 km)
Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8,530 m)
Climb to 10,000 ft (3,050 m): 5 min 45 sec

Armament

Guns: 4 × 20 mm Hispano-Suiza HS.404 cannons
Rockets: 8 × RP-3 "60 lb" rockets
Bombs: 2 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) bombs under wings
Rating: 4.1

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Times Favorited: 1
Uploaded By: woody2858
Date Uploaded: November 09, 2014
Filename: Fairey-Firefly-FR.1.jpg
Original Resolution: 1488x868
File Size: 100.5KB
Category: Antique

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