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Tamiya 1/48 Fairey Swordfish Mk.II


Tamiya 1/48 Fairey Swordfish Mk.II

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CODE: TA61099
Retail Price: 58.50
Our Price: 50.50
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Description

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 World War II. Affectionately known as the Stringbag by its crews, it was outdated by 1939, but achieved some spectacular successes during the war, notably the destruction of the Regia Marina (the Italian Navy) in the Battle of Taranto and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, as newer and faster aircraft were developed to replace it, the Swordfish was modified to become an anti-submarine aircraft. The Mk.II featured metal lower wings that allowed it to be armed with ten rockets or depth charges, which, along with its sturdy design and long endurance, made it an exceptional anti-submarine aircraft for use on merchant aircraft carriers in the Atlantic convoys. 

  • Detailed kit of the Fairey Swordfish Mk.II.
  • Features specific to the Mk.II, such as the metal lower wing and large oil cooler are all accurately reproduced.
  • Formidable rocket armament, exhaust damper, and included invasion stripe markings further distinguish this kit from the earlier Mk.I.
  • Use with ITEM# 61069 Fairey Swordfish Photo-Etched Bracing Wire Set for even more realistic rigging detail.
  • 3 figures and 3 types of markings included.

     

     

 

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