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fairey firefly TT4

Fairey Firefly TT4 (VH127)

Built as an FR4 with Construction Number F.8026

27/11/1947 - to Culham
02/1948 - 812 NAS at RNAS Ford, coded 208
12/05/1948 - Donibristle Aircraft Servicing Unit
05/1948 - Fairey Aviation at Hamble
16/12/1948 - to Culham
10/05/1949 - 737 NAS at RNAS Eglinton, coded 216/GN
27/10/1950 - Anthorn and into Long Term Storage (224.50hrs)
25/05/1951 - 737 NAS at RNAS Eglington (226.10hrs)
09/11/1951 - Fairey Aviation at Ringway for repairs and conversion to TT4 (275.30hrs)
21/01/1953 - to Anthorn and into preservation (278.55hrs)
09/03/1954 - de-preserved
26/05/1954 - 771 NAS at RNAS Ford, coded 507/FD (283.25hrs) 18/08/1955 - 770 NAS at RNAS Ford, coded 507 and then 503 (510.40hrs)
15/03/1957 - Fleet Requirements Unit Airwork at Hurn (946.30hrs)
09/1957 - recoded 056
24/02/1958 - to Lossiemouth Aircraft Holding Unit and into storage (1015.05hrs)
03/1958 - written off Charge
11/12/1962 - declared an historic airframe
23/02/1963 - noted on a Queen Mary trailer in a hangar at Abbotsinch, en route from Lossiemouth to Culdrose
07/1963 - at RNAS Culdrose
11/1972 - to FAAM
09/1979 - to RN Historic Flight for engine trials for 12 to 18 months
15/03/1988 - to FAAM store at Wroughton
To RNAY Fleetlands for Open Day
To Lee on Solent for Open Day
Back to FAAM store at Wroughton
20/05/1992 - to FAAM and put back on display
2012 - in Reserve Collection at Cobham Hall Store

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Target Tug

Manufacturers - Fairey Aviation Co

Power Plant - One Rolls Royce Griffon 1990hp or 2450hp

Wingspan - 41ft 2ins

Length - 38ft

Height - 13ft 11ins

Weight - 15,615lbs max

Max Speed - 367mph at 14,000ft

Duration - 1,335 miles with auxiliary tanks

Armament - Nil, but fitted with a ML Type G winch for target tug duties

 


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