Airfix A04053 Fairey Swordfish Mk.I

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The Royal Navy's primary torpedo bomber of the Second World War, the Swordfish, despite its obsolescence, proved to be an effective anti-submarine and torpedo bomber right up until the end of hostilities in 1945. In fact, the Swordfish went on to outlive its intended replacement, the Albacore, in Royal Navy Service.

Involved in such famous actions as the Taranto raid, the Bismarck operation and the Channel Dash, the vulnerable but effective Swordfish firmly cemented its place in aviation folklore.

Initially, the Swordfish operated from the large fleet carriers. Later it 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.

The Airfix kit contains a folding wing option.

Twee uitvoeringen mogelijk:

  • K8393/E5A, No.824 Naval Air Sqn, Fleet Air Arm, HMS Eagle, Operation Judgement, Taranto, 11th Nov 40
  • K8449, No.820 Naval Air Sqn, HMS Courageous, March 1939

Aantal onderdelen: 125


  • Lengte 154mm
  • Spanwijdte 193mm

Humbrol verf nr`s:

Versie A & B:

  • 11 Metallic silver
  • 16 Metallic Gold
  • 24 Matt Trainer Yellow
  • 27 Matt Sea Grey
  • 33 Matt Black
  • 61 Matt Flesh
  • 62 Matt Leather
  • 53 Metallic Gunmetal
  • 74 Linen
  • 78 Matt Cockpit Green
  • 85 Satin Coal Black
  • 109 Matt WW1 Bleu
  • 129 Satin US Gull Grey
  • 171 Metallic Antique Bronze
  • 164 Satin Satin Dark Sea Grey

Versie A:

  • 31 Matt Slate Grey
  • 49 Matt Varnish
  • 64 Matt Light Grey
  • 123 Satin Extra Dark Sea Grey
  • 224 Dark Slate Grey

Versie B:

  • 19 Gloss Bright Red
  • 56 Metallic Aluminium
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