Fairey Albacore

Torpedo Bomber Biplane

Fairey Albacore I, ex Royal Navy, Reg.: N4389, Composite aircraft of N4389 & N41 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fairey Albacore is a single-engine three-seat carrier-based torpedo bomber biplane aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Fairey Aviation Company Limited.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelBristol Taurus XII
Engine Power843 kW1130 hp
Speed256 km/h138 kts
  159 mph
Service Ceiling6.309 m20.700 ft
Range1.500 km810 NM
932 mi.
Empty Weight3.289 kg7.250 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight5.670 kg12.500 lbs
Wing Span15,24 m50 ft 0 in
Wing Area57,9 m623 ft
Length12,14 m39 ft 10 in
Height4,32 m14 ft 2 in
First Flight12.12.1938
Production Statusout of production
Total Production802
Data for (Version)Fairey Albacore Mk.I

[Photo-ID: 1130] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Fairey Albacore I, Royal Navy, N4389, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Albacore I
Royal Navy
Reg.: N4389
Composite aircraft of N4389 & N4172, last surviving
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]