Fairey Firefly and Handley Page Hampden

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Fairey Firefly and Handley Page Hampden

Description

Photo 1 is a starboard side ground view of a Firefly.
Photo 2 is a starboard/front flying view of a Hampden.

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One b/w and one colour photograph on an album page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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PThomasAF20080038

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[Photograph]

Fairey Firefly.
The Firefly was designed in response to a 1939 requirement for a carrierborne reconnaissance fighter with performance considerably higher than that of the Faiey [sic] Fulmar. The first prototype flew in December 1941 with a Griffon IIB, which was also used in early examples of the Firefly F.Mk I fighter delivered from March 1943. About 1400 were constructed.

[Photograph]

Handley P age [sic] Hampden 1.
AT 137. A twin engine medium bomber powered by 1,000 hp Bristol Pegasus XVIII’s engines. Crew of four. This particular aircraft was constructed by English Electric Company, & was allocated to 455 S qua dron [sic] on November 23rd 1941. Withdrawn from service on July 16th 1942.

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“Fairey Firefly and Handley Page Hampden,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23304.

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