Thursday, April 7, 2011
Swordfish Re Post
Here are some images of Trumpeter models 1/32 scale Fairey Swordfish MK 1. A friend of mine says that he believes the roundels on this Mark of Swordfish are supposed to a bit smaller oh well. This aircrafts markings represent that it flew from the H.M.S. Ark Royal. The only problem when constructing this model was the metal rigging (supplied with kit) but that is normal for any multi winged aircraft. All in all an excellent model.
The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company and used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Affectionately known as the "Stringbag" by its crews, it was outdated by 1939, but achieved some spectacular successes during the war, notably the sinking of one and damaging two battleships of the Regia Marina (the Italian Navy) in the Battle of Taranto and the famous crippling of the Bismarck. It was operated primarily as a fleet attack aircraft; however, during its later years, it was also used as an anti-submarine and training craft. Designed in the 1930s, the Swordfish outlived several types intended to replace it, and remained in front line service through the end of the war in Europe.