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Aircraft - Propeller - Fairey - Fulmar

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Aircraft - Propeller - Fairey - Fulmar
Name Aircraft, Propeller, Fairey Fulmar
Region Europe
Category Aircraft
Type Propeller
SubType Fairey
Variety Fulmar
Manufacturer Fairey Aviation (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1940 - 1945

History: The Fairey Fulmar was a British carrier-borne fighter aircraft that served with the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) during the Second World War. Fairey Aviation built 600 Fulmars at its Stockport factory between January 1940 and December 1942. The design was based on that of the earlier Fairey P.4/34 that was developed in 1936 as a replacement for the Fairey Battle light bomber. Although its performance (like that of its Battle antecedent) was unspectacular, the Fulmar was a reliable, sturdy aircraft with long range and an effective armament of eight machine guns. It was named after the northern fulmar, a seabird native to the British Isles. Contents

The Fairey Aviation Company Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer of the first half of the 20th century based in Hayes in Middlesex and Heaton Chapel and RAF Ringway in Lancashire. Notable for the design of a number of important military aircraft, including the Fairey III family, the Swordfish, Firefly, and Gannet, it had a strong presence in the supply of naval aircraft, and also built bombers for the RAF.

After World War II the company diversified into mechanical engineering and boat-building. The aircraft manufacturing arm was taken over by Westland Aircraft in 1960. Following a series of mergers and takeovers, the principal successor businesses to the company now trade as FBM Babcock Marine Ltd, Spectris plc, and WFEL (formerly Williams Fairey Engineering Limited), the latter manufacturing portable bridges.

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