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Postage Stamp Planes 5565
Fairey Swordfish Diecast Model
RNFAA No.701 NAS Catapult Flight, 1939

1:138 Scale   Length   Width
Fairey Swordfish   3.25"   4"

The first British Fairy Swordfish was flown on February 22, 1934. The land versions of the Swordfish were 2-3 seat carrier-based torpedo-bombers with reconnaissance capabilities. These planes were also retrofitted with floats for sea landings. A top speed of 139 mph was achieved with one Bristol Pegasus radial piston-engine. The twin-wing Swordfish had a wingspan of 45 1/2 feet and carried various machine guns, torpedoes and bombs. The last of these planes was disabled on May 21, 1945.

Fairey Swordfish

This spotter-reconnaissance aircraft, built by the Fairey Aviation Company for the British Royal Navy, was first flown on February 22nd, 1934. Nicknamed "Stringbag" after a housewife's string shopping bag, the Swordfish could carry an unlikely combination of loads. It could lift off a carrier deck with a standard torpedo, although this made it vulnerable to fighter attack. Its low speed and stable stance made it easy to line up for a torpedo attack, as it did against the German Bismark and on the Italian naval base at Taranto, where 21 Swordfish destroyed three battleships, a cruiser, two destroyers and other warships.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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