Fairey III series

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Re: Fairey III series

Postby TASSE » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:28 pm

Profile of Latvian Seal by Arvo Vercamer. Thanks Arvo.

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Re: Fairey III series

Postby TASSE » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:28 am

The Fairey Gordon was a two seat version of the Seal for the army.

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Re: Fairey III series

Postby TASSE » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:31 am

Three view.

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Re: Fairey III series

Postby TASSE » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:09 pm

Eventually the Fairey biplane theme led to the TSR 1, then the TSR II which was developed into the Swordfish.

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Re: Fairey III series

Postby flyernzl » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:28 am

The NZ Permanent Air Force/RNZAF operated three Fairey IIIF aircraft.
They were used both on floats and as landplanes over the years.

Two new aircraft were supplied in 1929:
Fairey IIIF Mk.IIIM c/n F.1133 flown as 'F.1133', relegated to instructional airframe INST2 1940, broken up at Hobsonville mid-1940s.
Fairey IIIF Mk.IIIM c/n F.1134 flown as 'F.1134', Struck the water during a high speed low-level run & crashed Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, at 1115am 29 October 1930.

One replacement aircraft (for F.1134) supplied 1933
Fairey IIIF Mk.IIIB c/n F.1542 ex-RN 'S1805', flown as 'S1805', to instructional airframe INST18, broken up at Hobsonville mid-1940s.

73 ex-RAF Gordons, both Mk.I and Mk.II versions, were supplied to the RNZAF in 1939. All were landplanes. The final survivors of these were scrapped in 1943. These aircraft are unique in NZ aviation history as being the only aircraft with (in most cases) no known tie-up between RAF and RNZAF serials.
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Re: Fairey III series

Postby kaysbloke » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:04 pm

Hello. I found this site while searching for info on a plane pictured on a couple of photos in a collection of my late uncle's. I believe he took the photos (all the others are his) and I think they were probably taken around 1928-30, possibly at Blackpool (there is a bit of pier in the background of one of them) but given the plane's history this could be doubtful. I have discovered from web-trawling that S1402 was stationed at RAF Gosport and crashed in 1931 (at Lee-on-Solent?) so my dates are probably correct. If it is at Blackpool, why would it be there? Did the RAF provide 'Trips Around The Bay'?

Can anyone shed any more info?

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