Fairey Flycatcher

Naval Fighter Biplane

Fairey Flycatcher, S1287, Replica © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Fairey Flycatcher is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based fighter biplane aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Fairey Aviation Company Limited.
The Fairey Flycatcher was able to be operated with a wheel landing gear, as a seaplane with floats or as an amphibian.
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelArmstrong Siddeley Jaguar IV
Engine Power298 kW400 hp
Speed215 km/h116 kts
  133 mph
Service Ceiling5.791 m19.000 ft
Rate of climb332 m/min1090 ft/min
Range500 km270 NM
311 mi.
Empty Weight924 kg2.037 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.372 kg3.025 lbs
Wing Span8,84 m29 ft 0 in
Wing Area26,8 m288 ft
Length7,01 m22 ft 12 in
Height3,66 m12 ft 0 in
First Flight28.11.1922
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1923-1930
Total Production196
Data for (Version)Fairy Flycatcher Mk.1
VariantsFlycatcher Mk I

[Photo-ID: 1133] Karsten Palt 2008-07-13
Fairey Flycatcher, , S1287, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2008Fairey
Reg.: S1287
Fleet Air Arm Museum [Yeovilton]