Aviation AV7252001 Fairey Gannet XA420 333 824 NAS HMS ALbion 1957 Fleet Arm Aircraft Model 1/72
Aviation 1/72 Fairey Gannet XA420 333 824 NAS HMS ALbion 1957 Fleet Arm Aircraft Model AV7252001
Aviation 1/72's good looking die-cast model Fairey Gannet XA420 333, 824 Squadron Naval Air Station HMS Albion 1957
A large aircraft that needed quite a sizable conventional carrier to operate from, the Fairey Gannet was developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA) by the Fairey Aviation Company. A mid-wing monoplane with tricycle undercarriage and a crew of three, and a double turboprop engine driving two contra-rotating propellers, the Gannet met the FAA's dual-role anti-submarine warfare and strike requirement. It was later adapted for operations as an electronic countermeasures and carrier onboard delivery aircraft.