Fairey Barracuda

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jj1982

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Mar 7, 2004
If any one finds any thing to do with the aforementioned plane, post it here for bronze to ogle over!
 
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
 
hope these help mate....in case it dont...loads of info at the fleet arm air museam page
 
I appreciate the thought mate but neither of those is a cutaway diagram

:cry:
 
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:
 
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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