Oxford Diecast Aviation Series Model
Fairey Swordfish Mk.I - 821 Naval Air Squadron, FAA, Royal Navy, HMS Ark Royal, 1940
1:72 Scale. Length: 6". Wingspan: 7.75"
The Swordfish joined 821 Naval Air Squadron in 1938, deployed aboard HMS Ark Royal, serving in the South Atlantic, Indian Ocean and then the Mediterranean. In April of 1940, the Ark Royal was recalled to support allied operations in Norway. On June 21, 1940, the squadron attempted to sink the German battleship Scharnhorst. They sustained heavy losses during this operation and were forced to disband in December. A single 'X Flight' continued in service with six aircraft on Malta convoys, sailing to Gibraltar on HMS Argus and then to Malta on HMS Ark Royal. 821 Squadron was re-formed at Detling in July 1941, tasked with carrying out anti-submarine duties.Diecast metal construction with some plastic parts
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate markings
Fixed non-rotating propeller
The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company and used by the Fleet Air Arm of the British Royal Navy during WWII. Designed in the 1930s, the Swordfish remained in service to the end of the war in 1945. Approximately 2,400 of the aircraft were built.
The Swordfish was equally at home on wheels or floats, which were easily interchanged, even on the flight deck of a warship. When operated with floats the aircraft would be recovered after flight by use of a deck crane. When operated from ships the catapult was used for launching.
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Category: Oxford Diecast 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14