B-37 Firebrand

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  1. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    Just came across this plane, the Blackburn B-37 Firebrand. How much service did it see and was it successful?
     

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    C.C, Take a look at this site: www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/Firebrand.htm

    From what I read it really did not do that much. The RN wanted to combine a lot into one aircraft. The resunt, 4x20mm cannons and a big torpeado but it was never a good carier landing plane and had some other problums. I hope this helps.
     
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    Looks a bit like the offspring of a Seafire and a Corsair. :-k

    8)
     
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    that's always been the FAA's big problem, a plane that can do different things, the firefly was moderatly successfull as a recon-fighter................
     
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    Thanks MP, helped a lot 8)

    Yup; well the Firefly was the best FAA a/c of the war...
     
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    There's a Firefly currently undergoing restoration, near where I live.
    It doesn't look like it'll be completed any time soon, though. It's all volunteer work, and the thing sat at the bottom of a harbour for the better part of 60 years. :confused:
     
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    Sheesh :| Why dont you Volunteer?
     
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    Because I wouldn't know what the hell I was doing.
    The guys that volunteer over there are all former RCN airframe and aero-engine techs. :|
     
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    Maybe u could volunteer to do their laundry or light their cigarettes.....
     
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    Just be a Go-for...actually dont, doing that job sucks ;)
     
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