Fairey Barracuda

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  1. jj1982

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    If any one finds any thing to do with the aforementioned plane, post it here for bronze to ogle over!
     
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    http://spottersguide.com/barracuda.jpg

    http://www.fleetairarmarchive.net/Aircraft/BarracudaMkIIIac5Cprofile.gif

    Aircraft Type: Fairey Barracuda
    Mark: Mk I, II, III, V
    Primary Role: Torpedo bomber
    First Flight: prototype 7.12.1940
    Date operating with FAA squadrons: Spring 1943-post war
    Manufacturer: Fairey, Blackburn, Boulton Paul, and Westland.
    Engine: Mk II
    One water-cooled Rolls-Royce Merlin 32 in-line engine 1,640 hp
    Mk III
    One 1640 hp Rolls-Royce Merlin 32 engine
    Wing Span: Length: Height: Wing Area: Mk II
    Wingspan 47.6 ft 14.50 m
    Length 40 ft 12.18 m
    Height 15 ft 4.58 m
    Wingarea 405 sq ft 37.62 sq m
    Mk III
    Wingspan: 14.99 m
    Length: 12.12 m
    Empty Weight: Max.Weight: Mk II
    Weight empty 9,800 lb 4,445 kg
    max.14,080 lb 6,386 kg
    Mk III
    Weight: 6395 kg
    Speed:
    Ceiling:

    Range:
    Mk II
    Speed 210 mph 338 km/h
    Ceiling 21,600 ft 6,585 m
    Range724 mi 1,165 km
    Mk III
    Max. speed: 385 km/h
    Ceiling: 6100 m
    Range: 1100 km
    Armament: Two .303in machine guns; One 1620 torpedo or upto 1640lb of bombs, mines, depth charges or mines.
    Crew: 3
    Squadrons: 700,703,706,707,710,711,713,714,717,719,731,733,735,736,737,744,747,750,
    753,756,764, 767,768,769,774,777,778,780,781,783,785,786,787,796,797,798,799.
    810,812,814,815,816,817,818,820,821,822,823,824,825,826,827,828,
    830,831,837,841,847,860
    Battle honours: Norway, Mediterranean, Burma
     
  3. jj1982

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    hope these help mate....in case it dont...loads of info at the fleet arm air museam page
     
  4. bronzewhaler82

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    I appreciate the thought mate but neither of those is a cutaway diagram

    :cry:
     
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    sod yer then......
     
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    when the lanc and i go to the fleet air arm museum, we'll cut one open and take a photo of it :lol:
     
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    Ah, the Barracuda! What about the Fairey Battle then, eh? eh?

    Kiwimac
     
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    Aye, what about it? :D
     

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    The Fairey Battle was a disaster! Not a very good plane at all (in fact come to think about it -i'm gonna post it on the worse plane of WW2 page!) - the Barracuda came along after the Fairey Battle and was a much better plane (not to mention a different type of aircraft)...so as Crazy so rightly put..."What about it?" :lol:
     
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    :lol: :lol: i like the battle :cry: :oops:
     
  13. jj1982

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    and the reason is......?
     
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    it looks funny :lol:
     
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    ....................and flew like a brick :lol: :lol:

    Hot Space
     
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    I'm pretty sure bricks could fly faster, further, and higher, though ;) :lol:
     
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    Yeah but bricks were harder to shoot down :lol:
     
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    Depends on what the Brick was made of :lol: :lol:

    Hot Space
     
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    Well, if it was a German brick then it was made of a highly flammable material that burns and crumbles well when a tallboy is dropped on it! it wasn't V1s they fired across the channel at us it was burning bricks from hell!!! :lol:
     
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