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Fairey Swordfish 1934 to 1945 (all marks): An insight into the history, development, production and role of the Second World War biplane torpedo bomber (Owners' Workshop Manual) (Hardcover)

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Affectionately known as the ‘Stringbag’ by its crews, the Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bomber was obsolete by 1939, but it still achieved some spectacular successes during the Second World War, including the famous crippling of the German battleship Bismarck in 1941. The centrepiece of this manual is Swordfish Mk II, LS326, operated by the Royal Navy Historic Flight from RNAS Yeovilton. The author and Haynes have been given unique access to this rare aircraft, which is one of only two airworthy examples in the world.

About the Author


Jim Humberstone followed a career as a conservation architect and historian. He is an explainer at the Fleet Air Arm Museum and a volunteer on the Royal Navy Historic Flight. He lives in Dorset.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780857333629
ISBN-10: 0857333623
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Publication Date: July 17th, 2014
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Owners' Workshop Manual