British Fairey ''Spearfish'' Torpedo Bomber

by Crusader1307

The British Fairey ''Spearfish'' was a Dive/Torpedo Bomber that was a Carrier-launched Fighter deployed by The Royal Navy. Seen as revolutionary, World War II ended before full production could go into effect. As such, only (5) were ever produced. They saw no active combat service. After the War, the (5) were used in various Military projects as targets for Britain's early Jet Fighters. The last ''Spearfish'' was destroyed in 1952.

 

As envisioned, The ''Spearfish'' was piloted by (2). Length was 45-feet with a wingspan of 60-feet. Power was provided by a single Bristol Centaurus 18-Cylinder Engine which produced 2,800-HP. Airspeed was rated at 290-mph and could achieve 25,000-feet. In addition to a single 1,800-lb. Torpedo, The ''Spearfish'' could be configured to support up to 2,000-lbs. of Ordnance, or up to (16) Rockets. Standard deployment also included (4) .50 Caliber Machine Guns.