Fairey Swordfish Mk.I 1:72

Fairey Swordfish Mk.I 1:72


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Fairey Swordfish Mk.I 1:72



Item Code: A04053A

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The Royal Navy's primary torpedo bomber of the Second World War, the Swordfish, despite its obsolescence, proved to be an effective anti-submarine and torpedo bomber right up until the end of hostilities in 1945, going on in fact to outlive its intended replacement, the Albacore, in Royal Navy Service. Involved in such famous actions as the Taranto raid, the Bismark operation and the Channel Dash, the vulnerable but effective Swordfish firmly cemented its place in aviation folklore.Speed: 139mph;range: 546 miles; length: 10.87m; wingspan: 13.87m; armament: 2 x .303 MG, 1 x 1,670lb torpedo or 1,500lb bombs under fuselage and wings.

BAE SYSTEMS is a registered trade mark of BAE Systems plc.

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Despite looking as if it were from a previous era of flight, the Fairey Swordfish was one of the most effective naval strike aircraft of WWII.  Operating against some of the largest and most advanced warships in the world, these slow but highly manoeuvrable aircraft were flown by heroes and are the pride of the Fleet Air Arm.


Don't forget to read more about the history of the Fairey Swardfish in our Airfix blog


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Michael Clegg

Michael Clegg

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Flying Hours 2
Number of Parts 125
Dimensions (mm) L154 x W193
Age Suitability 8+

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Do the instructions show how to do the rigging in this kit. If so is the rigging included? If not what would be the best thing to use?

Posted by Paul C on 16th Aug 2017


Can this kit be built as if it's flying? does it have crew, a spinning propeller, and round landing gear? also, do the decals fit the textures? I remember the last swordfish was excellent, but the decals not fitting made the presentation seem sloppy and untidy.

Posted by Oliver GS on 14th Jul 2017

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme. Please note - Humbrol products can only be shipped to UK

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