Fairey Seal
1931
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Fairey Seal

The Seal was the Fleet Air Arm version of the Gordon and was operated as a three-seat spotter-reconnaissance biplane. Items of equipment unique to the Seal were a tailwheel, wheel brakes, catapult points, flotation gear, slinging gear and an arrester hook, enabling it to be used from aircraft carriers and as a seaplane from warships. Marginally slower than the Gordon because of the naval equipment, plus an increased bomb load, 90 were delivered to the FAA between 1933 and 1935 (the 91st Seal ordered but thought not to have been delivered).

Seals were also sold to Peru, Latvia, Argentina and Chile. Late in their career a number of Seals passed into RAF service, remaining operational in Ceylon during the early years of World War II

Fairey Seal


Specification 
 CREW3
 ENGINE1 x 525hp Armstrong Siddeley Panther IIA
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight2724 kg6005 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan13.94 m46 ft 9 in
    Length10.26 m34 ft 8 in
    Height3.89 m13 ft 9 in
    Wing area41.20 m2443.47 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed222 km/h138 mph
    Ceiling5182 m17000 ft
    Range773 km480 miles
 ARMAMENT2 x 7.7mm machine-guns, 2 x 110kg bombs

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Fairey SealA three-view drawing (1320 x 1214)

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