Fairey Gannet

Anti-Submarine Aircraft

Fairey Gannet AS4 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fairey Gannet is a single-engine three-seat carrier-based anti-submarine aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Fairey Aviation Company Limited. The Gannet served also as a airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft.
The Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba engine is essentially a pair of two single Mambas mounted side-by-side driving contra-rotating propellers through a common gearbox.
Crew3
Propulsion1 Turboprop Engine
Engine ModelArmstrong Siddeley Double Mamba
Engine Power2237 kW3000 shp
Speed482 km/h260 kts
  299 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Range1.519 km820 NM
944 mi.
Empty Weight6.382 kg14.070 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight10.210 kg22.509 lbs
Wing Span16,60 m54 ft 6 in
Wing Area45,5 m490 ft
Length13,40 m43 ft 12 in
Height4,20 m13 ft 9 in
First Flight19.09.1949
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1953-1959
Total Production>340
ICAO CodeGANT
Data for (Version)Fairey Gannet AS Mk.4
VariantsGannet AS.1, Gannet T.2, Gannet AEW.3, Gannet AS.4, Gannet T.5, Gannet AS.6, Gannet ECM.6

[Photo-ID: 3053] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-16
Fairey AS Mk. 1, Royal Australian Navy, XA434, c/n F.9304, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Fairey
AS Mk. 1
Royal Australian Navy
Reg.: XA434
c/n: F.9304
 
RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW [NAS Nowra - HMAS Albatross (YSNW / NOA)]
[Photo-ID: 3076] Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-16
Fairey AS Mk. 1, Royal Australian Navy, XA434, c/n F.9304, Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Fairey
AS Mk. 1
Royal Australian Navy
Reg.: XA434
c/n: F.9304
 
RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW [NAS Nowra - HMAS Albatross (YSNW / NOA)]
[Photo-ID: 11024] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Fairey Gannet AEW.3, Royal Navy, XL482, c/n F9451, Karsten Palt, 2015Fairey
Gannet AEW.3
Royal Navy
Reg.: XL482
c/n: F9451
 
ex N1350X
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 7029] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Fairey Gannet AEW.3, Royal Navy, XL502, c/n F.9461, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Gannet AEW.3
Royal Navy
Reg.: XL502
c/n: F.9461
 
ex G-BMYP
Yorkshire Air Museum [Elvington]
[Photo-ID: 1142] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Fairey Gannet AEW.3, Royal Navy, XL503, c/n F.9462, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Gannet AEW.3
Royal Navy
Reg.: XL503
c/n: F.9462
 
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]
[Photo-ID: 6928] Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Fairey Gannet AEW.3, Royal Navy, XP226, c/n F.9468, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Gannet AEW.3
Royal Navy
Reg.: XP226
c/n: F.9468
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 1505] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Fairey Gannet AEW3, Royal Navy, XL450, c/n F9433, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Gannet AEW3
Royal Navy
Reg.: XL450
c/n: F9433
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1506] Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Fairey Gannet AEW3, Royal Navy, XL450, c/n F9433, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Gannet AEW3
Royal Navy
Reg.: XL450
c/n: F9433
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 3516] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Fairey Gannet AS MK. 4, German Navy / Marine, UA+110, c/n F.9391, Karsten Palt, 2010Fairey
Gannet AS MK. 4
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: UA+110
c/n: F.9391
 
displayed as UA+106
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 3517] Karsten Palt 2010-06-12
Fairey Gannet AS MK. 4, German Navy / Marine, UA+110, c/n F.9391, Karsten Palt, 2010Fairey
Gannet AS MK. 4
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: UA+110
c/n: F.9391
 
displayed as UA+106
Luftwaffenmuseum [Berlin - Gatow]
[Photo-ID: 1707] Karsten Palt 2009-04-02
Fairey Gannet AS MK. 4, German Navy / Marine, UA+112, c/n F9394, Karsten Palt, 2009Fairey
Gannet AS MK. 4
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: UA+112
c/n: F9394
 
Technik Museum [Speyer]
[Photo-ID: 101] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Fairey Gannet AS MK. 4, German Navy / Marine, UA+113, c/n F.9395, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Gannet AS MK. 4
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: UA+113
c/n: F.9395
 
Aeronauticum [Nordholz]
[Photo-ID: 102] Karsten Palt 2006-08-26
Fairey Gannet AS MK. 4, German Navy / Marine, UA+113, c/n F.9395, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Gannet AS MK. 4
German Navy / Marine
Reg.: UA+113
c/n: F.9395
 
Aeronauticum [Nordholz]
[Photo-ID: 1293] Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Fairey Gannet ECM6, Royal Navy, XG797, c/n F9365, Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Gannet ECM6
Royal Navy
Reg.: XG797
c/n: F9365
 
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 6856] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Fairey Gannet T.2, Royal Navy, XA508, c/n F.9327, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Gannet T.2
Royal Navy
Reg.: XA508
c/n: F.9327
 
First Gannet T-2 Trainer
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]
[Photo-ID: 6855] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Fairey Gannet T.2, Royal Navy, XA508, c/n F.9327, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Gannet T.2
Royal Navy
Reg.: XA508
c/n: F.9327
 
First Gannet T-2 Trainer
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]
[Photo-ID: 6854] Karsten Palt 2013-05-17
Fairey Gannet T.2, Royal Navy, XA508, c/n F.9327, Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Gannet T.2
Royal Navy
Reg.: XA508
c/n: F.9327
 
First Gannet T-2 Trainer
Midland Air Museum [Coventry]