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Fairey Swordfish Mk I Bomber Aircraft "FAA Historic Flight RNAS Yeovilton" Royal Navy "Oxford Aviation" Series 1/72 Diecast Model Airplane by Oxford Diecast

Fairey Swordfish Mk I Bomber Aircraft "FAA Historic Flight RNAS Yeovilton" Royal Navy "Oxford Aviation" Series 1/72 Diecast Model Airplane by Oxford Diecast

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  • Brand new 1/72 scale diecast airplane model of Fairey Swordfish Mk I Bomber Aircraft "FAA Historic Flight, RNAS Yeovilton" Royal Navy "Oxford Aviation" Series die cast model by Oxford Diecast.
  • Detailed exterior.
  • True-to-scale detail.
  • Comes with a display stand.
  • This model does not have any openings.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Made of diecast metal with some plastic parts.
  • Dimensions approximately Length-6, Wingspan-7.5.
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel.
  • It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane.
  • HISTORY ASPECTS:
    In 1939, the Fairey Swordfish Mk I, serving with No. 810 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) of the Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm (RNFAA), embarked on its historic journey aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. At the outset of World War II, the Swordfish played a vital role in naval operations and anti-submarine warfare, showcasing its resilience and adaptability. This biplane, though seemingly outdated in the era of advanced monoplanes, became renowned for its ability to deliver torpedoes with precision and participate in various naval campaigns.
    No. 810 NAS, operating the Swordfish Mk I, participated in significant conflicts during the early years of World War II. Notably, the Swordfish played a critical role in the hunt for German U-boats, contributing to the defense of vital supply convoys and the protection of Allied shipping lanes. One of its most remarkable feats occurred during the Battle of Taranto in 1940, where Swordfish aircraft executed a daring torpedo strike on the Italian fleet, crippling several battleships and altering the course of naval warfare.
    The Swordfish's legacy continued throughout the war, engaging in operations across the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and the English Channel. Despite its slow speed and biplane configuration, the Swordfish's exceptional maneuverability and the ability to operate from carriers made it a stalwart of naval aviation during the early years of the conflict. No. 810 NAS and the Swordfish Mk I exemplified the courage and tenacity of naval aviators, contributing significantly to the Royal Navy's efforts in protecting maritime interests.
    Now, aviation enthusiasts have the chance to own a meticulously crafted 1:72 scale model. This replica faithfully captures the essence of the Swordfish's wartime service, showcasing its iconic biplane design and markings from its tenure aboard the HMS Ark Royal in 1939. For collectors and admirers of naval aviation history, this model serves as a tangible tribute to the Swordfish's pivotal role in the early years of World War II. Display it proudly and relive the extraordinary exploits of the Swordfish and its valiant crews.

 

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