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Great Britain's Fairey Seafox float plane

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Fairey Seafox float plane:
Great Britain's Fairey Seafox float plane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
Fairey Seafox float plane:
Great Britain's Fairey Seafox float plane
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook

Design

The Fairey Seafox was used as a carrier plane in the Royal Navy. It could be launched from a catapult from a ship.

Crew

The observer sat in an enclosed cabin.

Fuselage

The fuselage had duralumin covering a metal frame.

Wings

The Seafox's wings could be folded for storage. The wings were made from metal and covered in fabric.

Prototype

The prototype of the Fairey Seafox first flew on May 27, 1936.

Production

  • Fairey Seafox:
    • Production: 1936 - 1938

Usage

Battle of the River Plate

In December 1939 Seafoxes took part in the Battle of the River Plate by taking off from the cruisers and directing fire against the Admiral Graf Spee.

Specifications

  Fairey Seafox
Type Reconnaissance
Crew 2
Engine (Type) 1: Napier Rapier VI
1: Napier Rapier VI H-type
Cylinders 16
Cooling Air
HP 370, 395
Propeller blades  
Dimensions  
Span 40'
Length 35' 5"
Height 12' 1"
Wing area  
Weight  
Empty  
Loaded 5,400 lb, 5,420 lb
Performance  
Speed 125 mph
Speed @ 5,860' 124 mph
Cruising speed  
Climb  
Service ceiling 11,000'
Range 440 miles, 450 miles
Armament 1: MG
Cockpit rear 1: MG

Sources:

  1. World War II Airplanes Volume 1, Enzo Angelucci, Paolo Matricardi, 1976
  2. Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook, Ensign L. C. Guthman, 1943
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