Fairey Seafox
1936
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Fairey Seafox

The Seafox was a light two-seat (the rear cockpit enclosed) reconnaissance catapult seaplane, best remembered for its invaluable service throughout the action against the Admiral Graf Spee during the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939, having flown from the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Ajax. A total of 64 Seafox biplanes were built for the FAA, each powered by a 294kW Napier-Halford Rapier VI 16-cylinder air-cooled engine.

Fairey Seafox


Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x 395hp Napier Rapier VI
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2461 kg5426 lb
    Empty weight1727 kg3807 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan12.19 m40 ft 0 in
    Length10.19 m33 ft 5 in
    Height3.71 m12 ft 2 in
    Wing area40.32 m2434.00 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed200 km/h124 mph
    Ceiling2957 m9700 ft
    Range708 km440 miles
 ARMAMENT1 x 7.7mm machine gun, 160kg of bombs

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Fairey SeafoxA three-view drawing (1300 x 1138)

Comments
Klaatu, 23.06.2011

It was one of these planes that was used, as a gunfire spotter-plane, during the famous battle between three British cruisers and the German pocket-battleship Graf Spee off South America in 1939.

Klaatu, 23.06.2011

It was one of these planed that was used, as a gunfire spotter-plane, during the famous battle between three British cruisers and the German pocket-battleship Graf Spee off South America in 1939.

Charles, 21.01.2010

Nice little plane I picked up for $5.00cdn. Whats nice about it, that it represents an aircraft stationed in Malta, so I can build it as is right out of the box!!

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