Fairey Swordfish Mk1

Fairey Swordfish Mk1

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

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Airfix Series (first appearance) 4
First Issued 2011
Catalogue Ref - 2011 Edition A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2012 Edition A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2013 Edition A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2014 Edition A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2015 Edition A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2016 Edition A04053
Catalogue Ref - 2017 Edition A04053A
Catalogue Ref - 2018 Edition A04053A
Catalogue Ref - 2019 Edition A04053A
Artist on Box Type 16 Adam Tooby

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