Fairey Firefly Mk.IV/V "Foreign Service"
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch and resin parts.
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back in stock!)List price: $57.00You pay: $40.49(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Special HobbyStock Number: SPH 48041Scale: 1/48View all products of type "Fairey Firefly"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
Special Hobby models are limited run kits which consist of plastic, resin and metal parts. For intermediate to advanced modelers only, they will require extra work to build successfully.
Includes markings for:
- Marineluchtvaartdienst 7 Sqn. B/005 Biak, New Guinea,1959
- Australian Navy Aviation Group WD884/266 RANAS Schofields, 1954
- RCNAB 880 Sqn. VH135/VG-BDK, HMCS Magnificent, May 1951
The Fairey Firefly was a British Second World War-era carrier-borne fighter aircraft and anti-submarine aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA). It was superior in performance and firepower to its predecessor, the Fulmar but entered operational service only towards the end of the war. Designed to the contemporary FAA concept of a two-seat fleet reconnaissance/fighter, the pilot and navigator/weapons officer were housed in separate stations. The design proved to be sturdy, long-ranging and docile in carrier operations, although the limitations of a single engine in a heavy airframe reduced its performance.