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Fairey Firefly - British WWII Carrier-based fighter plane

Fairey Firefly

The Fairey Firefly was a British carrier-based fighter used during World War II and later. It was involved with a series of missions against the German ship Tirpitz and eventually was used in all theaters of operation during the Second World War.



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Fairey Firefly taking off from aircraft carrier

Fairey Firefly Taking Off

The Fairey Firefly was designed as a carrier-based aircraft..


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* Fairey Firefly facts

Category Carrier-based torpedo plane
Manufacturer Fairey Aviation
Produced 1941-1955
Introduced 1943
Used in WW II by
Royal Navy
Number built 1,702 including post war
Max. speed 316 mph
Altitude 28,000 feet service ceiling
Range 1,300 miles
* Numbers are approximate

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