Fairey Battle

Light Bomber

Fairey Battle I.TT, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1899, T-70, Legermuseum Brussel, d © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fairey Battle is a single-engine light bomber aircraft with a crew of three produced by the British manufacturer Fairey Aviation Company Limited. The Fairey Battle was also used as a trainer aircraft and as a target tug aircraft. The Battle was used by the Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Canadian Air Force. Further operators were Belgium, South Africa and Turkey.
The total production numbers include 1029 built by Austin Motors and 18 built by Avions Fairey in Belgium.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelRolls-Royce Merlin I
Engine Power768 kW1030 hp
max. Cruise Speed339 km/h183 kts
  211 mph
max. Speed (vne)415 km/h224 kts
  258 mph
Service Ceiling7.620 m25.000 ft
Rate of climb280 m/min920 ft/min
Range1.609 km869 NM
1.000 mi.
Empty Weight3.015 kg6.647 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.895 kg10.792 lbs
Wing Span16,46 m54 ft 0 in
Wing Area39,2 m422 ft
Length12,90 m42 ft 4 in
Height4,72 m15 ft 6 in
First Flight10.03.1936
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1936-1941
Total Production2203
Data for (Version)Fairey Battle Mk 1

[Photo-ID: 6527] Karsten Palt 2013-04-01
Fairey Battle I.TT, Royal Canadian Air Force, 1899, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2013Fairey
Battle I.TT
Royal Canadian Air Force
Reg.: 1899
displayed as Belgian AF T-70, ex RAF R3950
Koninklijk Legermuseum [Brussel]