Fairey Swordfish

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Swordfish
Swordfish leta 2012
Vloga Torpedni bombnik
Proizvajalec/-ci Fairey Aviation
Krstni polet 17. april 1934
Predstavljen 1936
Upokojen 21. maj 1945
Glavni uporabniki Kraljeva mornarica
Kraljeve letalske sile
Kraljeve kanadske letalske sile
KRaljeva nizozemska mornarica
Izdelovan 1936–1944<
Število izdelanih 2391 (692 Fairey in 1699 Blackburn)
Fairey Swordfish, oktobra 1941
Swordfiski na letalonosilki HMS Victorious (24. maj 1941)

Fairey Swordfish ("Mečarica", vzdevek "Stringbag") je bil dvokrilni palubni torpedni bombnik, ki ga je uporablja Kraljeva mornarica med 2. svetovno vojno. Sprva je bil zasnovan kot palubni jurišnik, kasneje se je uporabljal kot protipodmorniško letalo in trenažer. Letalo je znano po napadu na nemško bojno ladjo Bismarck.

Specifikacije(Swordfish I)[uredi | uredi kodo]

Fairey Swordfish Mk I.svg

Podatki iz Fairey Aircraft since 1915.; Taylor 1974, p. 259

Splošne karakteristike

Zmogljivost

  • Maks. hitrost: 143 mph s torpedom (230 km/h, 124 vozlov) na višini 5000 ft (1450 m)
  • Doseg: 522 milj (840 km, 455 milj) s torpedom, Brez bomb: 1030 milj (1660 km, 896 nmi)
  • Trajanje leta: 5,5 ur
  • Višina leta: 16500 ft (5030 m)
  • Hitrost vzpenjanja: 870 ft/min (4,42 m/s) na nivoju morja pri teži 7580 lb (690 ft/min (3,5 m/s) na višini 5000 ft (1524 m) pri teži 7580 lb)

Oborožitev

  • Strelno orožje: ** 1 × fiksna naprejstreljajočia .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers K strojnica
  • Rakete: 8 × "60 lb" RP-3 raketni projektili
  • Bombe: 1 × 760 kg torpedo ali 700 kg morska mina ali 760 kg bomb

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Bibliografija[uredi | uredi kodo]

  • Brown, Eric, CBE, DCS, AFC, RN.; William Green and Gordon Swanborough. "Fairey Swordfish". Wings of the Navy, Flying Allied Carrier Aircraft of World War Two. London: Jane's Publishing Company, 1980, pp. 7–20. ISBN 0-7106-0002-X.
  • Campbell, John (1985). Naval Weapons of World War Two. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-459-4. 
  • Harrison, W.A. Fairey Swordfish and Albacore. Wiltshire, UK: The Crowood Press, 2002. ISBN 1-86126-512-3.
  • Harrison, W.A. Fairey Swordfish in Action (Aircraft Number 175). Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal Publications, Inc., 2001. ISBN 0-89747-421-X.
  • Harrison, W.A. Swordfish at War. Shepperton, Surrey, UK: Ian Allan Publishing Ltd., 1987. ISBN 0-7110-1676-3.
  • Harrison, W.A. Swordfish Special. Shepperton, Surrey, UK: Ian Allan Publishing Ltd., 1977. ISBN 0-7110-0742-X.
  • Kilbracken, Lord. Bring Back My Stringbag: A Swordfish Pilot At War. London: Pan Books Ltd, 1980. ISBN 0-330-26172-X. First published by Peter Davies Ltd, 1979.
  • Lamb, Charles. To War in a Stringbag. London: Cassell & Co., 2001. ISBN 0-304-35841-X.
  • Lowe, Malcolm V. Fairey Swordfish: Plane Essentials No.3. Wimborne, UK: Publishing Solutions (www) Ltd., 2009. ISBN 978-1-906589-02-8.
  • Lowry, Thomas P. and John Wellham.The Attack on Taranto: Blueprint for Pearl Harbor. London: Stackpole Books, 2000. ISBN 0-8117-2661-4.
  • Kemp, P.K. Key to Victory: The Triumph Of British Sea Power In World War II. New York: Little, Brown, 1957.
  • Kennedy, Ludovic. Pursuit: The Sinking of the Bismarck. Bath, UK: Chivers Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0-7540-0754-8.
  • Smith, Peter C. Dive Bomber!. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1982. ISBN 978-0-87021-930-6.
  • Stott, Ian G. The Fairey Swordfish Mks. I-IV (Aircraft in Profile 212). Windsor, Berkshire, UK: Profile Publications, 1971. No ISBN.
  • Sturtivant, Ray. The Swordfish Story. London: Cassell & Co., 1993 (2nd Revised edition 2000). ISBN 0-304-35711-1.
  • Taylor, H.A, Fairey Aircraft since 1915. London: Putnam & Company Ltd., 1974. ISBN 0-370-00065-X.
  • Thetford, Owen. British Naval Aircraft Since 1912. London: Putnam Aeronautical Books, 1994. ISBN 0-85177-861-5.
  • Thomas, Andrew. "Light Blue 'Stringbags': The Fairey Swordfish in RAF Service". Air Enthusiast, No. 78, November/December 1998, pp. 73–77. Stamford, UK: Key Publishing. ISSN 0143-5450.
  • Wragg, David. The Escort Carrier in World War II. Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Books, 2005. ISBN 1-84415-220-0.
  • Wragg, David. Stringbag: The Fairey Swordfish at War. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword Books, 2005. ISBN 1-84415-130-1.
  • Wragg, David. Swordfish: The Story of the Taranto Raid. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003. ISBN 0-297-84667-1.

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