Fairey Firefly

Naval Fighter

Fairey Firefly TT Mk.4, ex Royal Navy, Reg.: VH127, c/n F.8026, Fleet Air Arm Mu © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fairey Firefly is a single-engine two-seat carrier-based fighter aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Fairey Aviation Company Limited. The Firefly served also as anti-submarine warfare, ground-attack and reconaissance aircraft.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Griffon IIB
Engine Power1280 kW1717 hp
Speed513 km/h277 kts
  319 mph
Service Ceiling8.504 m27.900 ft
Range2.100 km1.134 NM
1.305 mi.
Empty Weight4.388 kg9.674 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight7.303 kg16.100 lbs
Wing Span12,55 m41 ft 2 in
Wing Area30,7 m330 ft
Length8,51 m27 ft 11 in
Height4,37 m14 ft 4 in
First Flight22.12.1941
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1702
ICAO CodeFFLY
Data for (Version)Fairey Firefly FR Mk.I
VariantsFirefly I, Firefly FR.I, Firefly T.Mk 1, Firefly Mk IV, Firefly NF.Mk II, Firefly NF.Mk I, Firefly T.Mk 1, Firefly T.Mk 2, Firefly T.Mk 3, Firefly TT.Mk I, Firefly Mk IV, Firefly F

[Photo-ID: 6432] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Fairey Firefly FR1, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J4-11/94, c/n F.7402, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Firefly FR1
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J4-11/94
c/n: F.7402
 
ex Royal Navy MB410
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6433] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Fairey Firefly FR1, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J4-11/94, c/n F.7402, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Firefly FR1
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J4-11/94
c/n: F.7402
 
ex Royal Navy MB410
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6434] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Fairey Firefly FR1, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), J4-11/94, c/n F.7402, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Firefly FR1
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: J4-11/94
c/n: F.7402
 
ex Royal Navy MB410
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 7541] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Fairey Firefly Mk.IV, , C-GBDG, c/n F.8755, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Firefly Mk.IV
Reg.: C-GBDG
c/n: F.8755
 
ex Royal Navy WH632, ex Royal Australian Navy, displayed as RCAF VH142, flyable
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 7542] Karsten Palt 2013-07-19
Fairey Firefly Mk.IV, , C-GBDG, c/n F.8755, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Firefly Mk.IV
Reg.: C-GBDG
c/n: F.8755
 
ex Royal Navy WH632, ex Royal Australian Navy, displayed as RCAF VH142, flyable
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum [Hamilton, Mount Hope]
[Photo-ID: 1135] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Fairey Firefly TT Mk.4, Royal Navy, VH127, c/n F.8026, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Firefly TT Mk.4
Royal Navy
Reg.: VH127
c/n: F.8026
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 1271] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Fairey Firefly TT.1, Aircraft Restoration Company, SE-BRG, c/n F6071, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Firefly TT.1
Aircraft Restoration Company
Reg.: SE-BRG
c/n: F6071
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13093] Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Fairey Firefly TT.1, Aircraft Restoration Company, SE-BRG, c/n F.6071, Karsten Palt, 2016Fairey
Firefly TT.1
Aircraft Restoration Company
Reg.: SE-BRG
c/n: F.6071
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 3052] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-16
Fairey T.T.6, Royal Australian Navy, WJ109, c/n F.8813, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Fairey
T.T.6
Royal Australian Navy
Reg.: WJ109
c/n: F.8813
 
A former Firefly A.S.6 relegated to target-towing duties.
RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW [NAS Nowra - HMAS Albatross (YSNW / NOA)]