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Fairey Firefly


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The Fairey Firefly was designed to Admiralty Specification N.5/40 for a two-seat reconnaissance fighter.  The first Firefly flew on 22 December 1941 and the first production F.Mk I was delivered in March 1943.

Fireflys saw action in World War II (including action against the Tirpitz), Korea and Malaya before being retired in 1956.

     
Specifications (AS.Mk 5)

 

 

 

Type: Carrier-based anti-submarine, recon and strike aircraft
Engine: one 2,250 hp (1678 kW) Rolls-Royce Griffon 74
     

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