Fairey Swordfish Mk1 - A04053


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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 is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including the changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

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 Series (first appearance): 4
First Issued: 2011


Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby


This kit appeared in these catalogues:
2011 Edition Ref: A04053
2012 Edition Ref: A04053
2013 Edition Ref: A04053
2014 Edition Ref: A04053
2015 Edition Ref: A04053
2016 Edition Ref: A04053
2017 Edition Ref: A04053A
2018 Edition Ref: A04053A
2019 Edition Ref: A04053A



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