Category Fairey Spearfish

Fairey Spearfish – Introduction

There is only one reason for modelling this aircraft – it is really weird looking – and we like weird.

The Fairey Spearfish was a 1940’s British torpedo bomber, build by the Fairey Aviation. It was designed as the successor to the Fairey Barracuda. The Spearfish is a huge aircraft. Only 9 were built before the war was over.

Specifications

Crew: 2
Length: 45 ft 0 in (13.7 m)
Wingspan: 60 ft 0 in (18.3 m)
Height: 16 ft 0 in (4.9 m)
Empty weight: 12,435 lb (5,640 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 22,050 lb (10,000 kg)
Engine: 1 × Bristol Centaurus 57
Cruise speed: 260 mph (415 km/h)
Maximum speed: 300 mph (480 km/h)
Range: 895 mi (1,440 km)
Service ceiling: 23,600 ft (7,200 m)
Armament:
4 × .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns,
16× RP-3 rocket projectiles
1 × torpedo or 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs or mines

Fairey Spearfish – 3-View

The 3-view is from a 1940’s Swedish modelling book and drawn by Bjorn Karstrom.

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