Two prototypes, first flown on 13 June 1937. No production.
| ENGINE||1 x 1030hp Rolls-Royce Merlin I (later II)|
| Take-off weight||3989 kg||8794 lb|
| Empty weight||2908 kg||6411 lb|
| Wingspan||14.43 m||47 ft 4 in|
| Length||12.19 m||40 ft 0 in|
| Height||4.29 m||14 ft 1 in|
| Max. speed||456 km/h||283 mph|
| Ceiling||8108 m||26600 ft|
| Range||1481 km||920 miles|
|A three-view drawing (1319 x 1071)|
Originally intended to replace the Fairey Battle light bomber, this airplane was re-modeled into a two-seat carrier-based fighter and became the Fairey Fulmar.
In 1936 my father(15/16 yo)accompanied his uncle to Manchester for a job interview. While walking passed a factory with an open gate they saw a modern aircraft sitting unaccompanied and walked in. They looked all round and touched it. Eventually a guard came out and told them off because it was a military secret. Great uncle Bob said if such a secret why was it just sitting there in the open. The guard mumbled and ordered them to leave. Dad has always believed it was a Fulmar, which he was later to see in action in the Med, but the date suggests it was this aircraft.
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