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Fairey Gannet COD4 (XA466)

Fairey Gannet COD4 (XA466)

Built as an AS4 at Stockport with Construction Number F.9319

28/03/1957 - delivered to Receipt and Dispatch Unit, Anthorn 01/04/1957 - short term storage to 18/05/1957
28/05/1957 - to Aircraft Holding Unit, Abbotsinch
29/05/1957 - in and out of Preservation to 06/04/1960
14/05/1960 - 849 NAS at RNAS Culdrose using ferry call sign R/T710, coded 448
19/04/1961 - Naval Air Radio Installation Unit (NARIU) at RNAS Lee on Solent for modifications
26/05/1961 - 849 NAS HQ Flt at RNAS Culdrose
24/09/1963 - loaned to B Flt as courier aircraft on HMS Hermes 25/10/1963 - returned to HQ Flt at RNAS Culdrose
18/12/1963 - Fairey Aircraft Co at White Waltham for modernisation 14/11/1964 - NARIU at RNAS Lee on Solent for modifications and conversion to COD4
05/05/1966 - 849 NAS A Flt at RNAS Brawdy coded V/3, changed to V/264 by 05/1967
21/06/1967 - Naval Air Support Unit (NASU) Brawdy for modifications and repairs
06/10/1967 - 849 NAS A Flt at RNAS Brawdy
11/03/1968 - NASU Brawdy
28/06/1968 - storage until 11/06/1969
18/06/1969 - storage until 21/11/1969
22/11/1969 - to 849 NAS A Flt on HMS Eagle coded H/3
10/12/1969 - NASU Brawdy
30/04/1970 - short term storage until 09/09/1970
17/09/1970 - 849 NAS B Flt coded 3
24/09/1970 - to RNAS Lossiemouth, and into short term storage until 14/01/1971, then modifications and updates
20/04/1972 - back to 849 NAS B Flt
17/05/1972 - at Lee on Solent coded R/040
08/01/1973 - 849 NAS HQ Flt at RNAS Lossiemouth coded 777 01/06/1978 - flown to RNAS Lee on Solent, then towed to RNAY Fleetlands for respray
26/06/1978 - Naval Air Trial Installation Unit at Lee on Solent
28/06/1978 - 849 NAS HQ Flt at RNAS Lossiemouth
12/12/1978 - to FAAM
23/03/1987 - by road to Wroughton store
13/07/1999 - returned to Yeovilton stored on Air Station
06/04/2000 - into Reserve Collection at Cobham Hall Store
11/03/2013 - into Aircraft Carrier Exhibition

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Role - Carrier Onboard Delivery Aircraft

Manufacturers - Fairey Aviation Co Ltd

Power plant - One 3,035 ehp Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba 101

Wingspan - 54ft 4ins

Length - 43ft

Height - 13ft 8.5ins

Weight - 19,600lbs loaded

Max speed - 310mph

Range
- 662 miles

Armament - Nil

 

 


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