Bismarck & Tirpitz

British Aircraft Involved - Bombers

Fairey Firefly

Fairey Firefly
Nationality British
Aircraft Type Carrier based recon, fighter-bomber
First Flight 22 December 1941
Entered Service 1 October 1943
Crew 2
Notes Details for F.I. The Firefly saw action against the Tirpitz and in the Pacific theatre.
Specification
Powerplant One 1.730 hp Rolls-Rocye Griffon IIB inline piston engine
Performance
Speed 509 km/h at 4.265 m
Range 2.092 km
Service Ceiling 8.535 m
Dimensions
Wingspan 13,56 m
Wing Area 30,47 m²
Length 11,46 m
Height 4,14 m
Weights
Empty Weight 4.423 kg
Maximum Take Off Weight 6.359 kg
Weaponry
Guns Four 20 mm cannon in wings
Bombs etc Eight 60 lb rockets or two 1.000 lb bombs
Versions
F. Mk I Initial production model
F.R. Mk I Modified Mk I; ASH radar
F. Mk IA F.Mk I conversion to F.R. Mk I standard; ASH radar
N.F. Mk I Night-fighter version; F.R. Mk I conversions; Exhaust shrouds
N.F. Mk II Night-fighter version; Lengthened nose. A>I. Mk 10 radar
F.R.6/A.S.6 Post-war variants