Fairey Spearfish
1945
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Fairey Spearfish

The first prototype flew on July 5, 1945.

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Fairey SpearfishA three-view drawing (676 x 584)


Specification 
 CREW2
 ENGINE1 x 2585hp Bristol Centaurus 57
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight10026 kg22104 lb
    Empty weight6901 kg15214 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan18.36 m60 ft 3 in
    Length13.59 m45 ft 7 in
    Height4.11 m14 ft 6 in
    Wing area49.24 m2530.01 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Max. speed470 km/h292 mph
    Ceiling7620 m25000 ft
    Range1674 km1040 miles
 ARMAMENT2-4 x 12.7mm machine guns, 4 x 227kg bombs

Fairey Spearfish

Comments
Barry, 18.11.2015

Ordered by the Royal Navy to serve on their proposed 45,000 ton Malta class aircraft carriers, the Spearfish was half again as large as the Barracuda the plane it was to replace. The war ended and the Malta class carriers were cancelled along with the Spearfish. Five of which had been built but only 4 of which flew.

Terrence I. Murphy, 10.02.2012

Except for the high cockpit, it looked fast, but went slow.

John Dighton, 25.02.2010

Much like the other Fairey aircraft of WWII, solid airframes, but underpowered and underperformed.

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