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Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 2:07am

Retired Aircraft

Fairey Swordfish

General Characteristics:
Crew: Three (pilot, observer, and radio operator/rear gunner)
Length: 35 ft 8 in (10.87 m)
Wingspan: 45 ft 6 in[10] (13.87 m)
Height: 12 ft 4 in (3.76 m)
Wing area: 607 ft² (56.4 m²)
Empty weight: 4,195 lb (1,900 kg)
Loaded weight: 7,720 lb (3,500 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Bristol Pegasus IIIM.3 radial engine, 690 hp (510 kW)

Performance:
Maximum speed: 139 mph (224 km/h, 121 knots) at 4,750 ft (1,450 m)
Range: 546 mi (879 km, 475 nmi) normal fuel carrying torpedo
Endurance: 5.7 hr
Service ceiling: 19,250 ft (5,870 m)
Climb to 5,000 ft (1,520 m): 10 min

Armament:
- 1 × fixed, forward-firing .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine gun in engine cowling
- 1 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Lewis or Vickers K machine gun in rear cockpit
- 8 × "60 lb" RP-3 rocket projectiles (Mk.II and later)
- 1 × 1,670 lb (760 kg) torpedo or 1,500 lb (700 kg) mine under fuselage or 1,500 lb bombs under fuselage and wings

Notes:
24 aircraft bought 1936; 18 remain in service while 6 serve as reserve or parts aircraft.

Eighteen aircraft were modernized in 1939-40. Out of service (stored for emergencies) 1943.

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Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 2:08am

deBroek Petrel

General Characteristics:
Crew: Three (pilot, observer, and radio operator/rear gunner)
Length: ?
Wingspan: ?
Height: ?
Wing area: ?
Empty weight: ?
Loaded weight: ?
Powerplant: 1× 1120PS 14-cyl.-engine

Performance:
Maximum speed: 427km/h
Cruise speed: 365km/h
Range: 1720km carrying torpedo
Service ceiling: ?
Climb to 5,000 ft (1,520 m): ?

Armament:
- 3 × .303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers machine guns
- 1 × ? lb (800 kg) torpedo or ? lb (500 kg) bombs

Notes:
18 purchased 1939. Out of service (stored for emergency use), 1942.