Fairey Gannet A.E.W.3
1958
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Fairey Gannet A.E.W.3

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Fairey Gannet A.E.W.3

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Barry Flewitt, 21.04.2015

They have an example of this A/C at the York Air Museum UK.Worth a visit if you are in the area.

deaftom, 22.06.2014

I'm pleased to report that the Gannet at the Pima Air and Space Museum has had its radome fixed up, repainted, and reinstalled. The Gannet now has its proper "pregnant guppy" appearance again, though the rest of the airframe still needs a repaint.

Klaatu83, 05.10.2013

The Gannet, optimized for the carrier-based, Airborne Early Warning role. The observers' canopies were eliminated because the radar operators sat inside the fuselage,

Michael Cane, 28.07.2012

Double Mamba turboprop .Could shut 0ne turbine down to increase loiter time for maritime searches and ran on same fuel as the carrier it operated from.Great example at Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm museum Yoevilton inSouth western England, IMHO earlier versions look better !

choqing, 21.06.2011

I miss seeing it at the museum. It was a favorite of mine. Chuck. Waterbury, CT., USA.

, 21.06.2011

Fairey Gannet A.E.W.3

deaftom, 25.03.2011

Unfortunately, the Gannet at the Pima Air and Space Museum is missing its ventral radome and the radar antenna that was inside. This drastically changes the look of the aircraft, giving it a slimmer and much more splindly-undercarriaged appearance.

David Cordova, 04.02.2011

This aircraft is now on display at the Pima Air and Space museum in Tucson, Arizona

David Cordova, 04.02.2011

This aircraft is now on display at the Pima Air and Space museum in Tucson, Arizona

Chuck., 16.08.2010

I remember seeing an aircraft of this description at the New England Air Museum in Connecticut about 6 or 10 years ago. It was donated by Pratt & Whitney who used it to test the peculiar counter rotating propeller design, and it had very fine wires glued to the props fitted with some kind of stress sensors. The Fairey Gannet was later traded off to another museum for an aircraft they wanted to add to their collection. The Fairey was a strange looking aircraft. I called it the "Pregnant" Fairey because of the radar housing below the fuselage. I miss seeing it at the museum. It was a favorite of mine. Chuck. Waterbury, CT., USA.

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