Fairey Swordfish Mk1 - Vintage Airfix


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Fairey Swordfish Mk1
[A04053]

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There may also be extra information underneath the main description.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The Fairey Swordfish, the legendary 'Stringbag', was a Torpedo, Spotter, Reconnaissance biplane dive-bomber which went into service with the Fleet Air Arm pre-war in 1936. Initially, Swordfish operated from the large fleet carriers. Later Swordfish operated from escort carriers, and were very effective against U-boats. The nickname Stringbag indicated the versatility of the Swordfish, which could carry an unlikely combination of loads, but also referred to its jungle of bracing wires, which belonged to a past age. The Swordfish remained operational until the end of the war, gaining the distinction of being the last biplane to see active service. Kit contains folding wing option


Airfix Catalogue information:
Series: 4
Catalogue Ref - 2011 Edition: A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2012 Edition: A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2013 Edition: A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2014 Edition: A04053


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