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Fairey Firefly .
Aircraft of the Marine Luchtvaartdienst .
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Development

Entwicklung

30 Mark F.1 fighter aircraft obtained from Royal Navy, delivered 18 January 1946 to 20 June 1946. Serialled 6-1 to 6-30 (some Later with 11 or 16 prefixes). Of these, 15 aircraft to NEI. Used by 860 Sqn in NEI, 861 Sqn in UK and 1 Sqn in Dutch Antilles. Last withdrawn 8 June 1954. 11- serials from 25 Aug 1947 in Netherlands, and 26 Jan 1949 in NEI. 16- serials from 11 Jan 1950.
7 of above converted to T.1 advanced and T.2 weapons trainer versions by Aviolanda 9 February 1948-17 July 1952. Serials 12-11 to 12-14 (T.1) and 12-15 to 12-17 (T.2). Served with 1 and 5 sqns. Last withdrawn 12 March 1960. (Note: 12-11 and 12-12 (12-14?), Later 21-11 and 21-12 (21-14?) delivered from Royal Navy as T.2 versions already).

40 Mark FR.4 delivered new 18 April 1947 to 3 October 1947 to 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 sqns. Last 6 withdrawn 15 December1961, after use as target tugs. Serials 6-31 to 6-70 (Later 11- or 16- ). 16- serials from 1950 and xxx serials in 1959.
Components from 16-39 to 16-87, 16-43 to 16-86, 16-58 to 16-82.

14 Mark NF.V night fighter version delivered new 11 March to 26 April 1949 to 2, 4, 5 and 7 sqns, serials 11-71 to 11-84 (Later 16- ). Last withdrawn 15 December 1961, after use as advanced trainer. 16- serials from 1950, xxx serials from 1959.

4 ex-RCN examples delivered 7 November 1952. 2 FR.Mk.IV and 2 FR.Mk.V. Serials 16-86 to 16-89. Last withdrawn 21 September 1957.

   

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Variants

Versionen

 

F.I

Fighter Version of the Firefly. 429 build

F.I

Jägerversion der Firefly. 429 Maschinen gebaut
 

T.2

Twin-cockpit armed operational training aircraft. Post-war conversion of the Firefly FR.I.

T.2

Zweisitzige bewaffnete Version für Pilotentraining, Umbau nach dem Krieg aus Firefly FR.I
 

FR.4

Fighter-reconnaissance version based on the Firefly F.IV.

FR.4

Jäger-Aufklärer Version der Firefly F.IV
 

FR.5

Reconnaissance fighter version based on the Firefly FR.4.

FR.5

Jäger-Aufklärer Version basierend auf der Firefly FR.4
 

NF.5

Night fighter version based on the Firefly FR.5.

NF.5

Nachtjägerversion der Firefly FR.5
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Operational history

Einsatzgeschichte

 

   
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Drawings

Zeichnungen

 

 

 

   
  VSQ-1

VSQ-2 Valkenburg

VSQ-7 Biak

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Specifications FR.4

Wingspan

Spannweite

12.55 m

Length

Länge

11.8 m

Height

Höhe

4.37 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

30.66 m²

Engine

Motor

1 × Rolls-Royce Griffon 74 liquid-cooled V12 engine, 2,245 hp

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

618 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

4,472 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

6,000 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

9.7 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

9,723 m

Range

Reichweite

1,722 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

4 × 20 mm cannons
up to 900 Kg of Bombs
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Serial, Fairey Firefly
Typ Buzz s/n Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
T.2 6-1 PP458 18. Jan. 1946 22. Sep. 1959 Later 12-11 and 21-11
F.1 6-2 PP472 18. Jan. 1946 20. Aug. 1946 Crashed in sea
F-1 6-3 PP473 18. Jan. 1946 21. Jun. 1952 Later 11-3, 16-3
F.1 / T.1 6-4 PP489 18. Jan. 1946 17. Jan. 1957 Later 11-4, 12-14 and 21-14
F.1 / T.2 6-5 PP487 18. Jan. 1946 13. Sep. 1957 Later 11-5, 12-15 and 21-15
F.1 6-6 PP484 18. Jan. 1946 14. Oct. 1952 Later 11-6, 16-6
F-1 6-7 PP486 13. Feb. 1946  2. Nov 1954 Later 11-7, 16-7
F.1 / T.1 6-8 PP492 13. Feb. 1946 8. Nov. 1948 Later 12-13, 21-13, Cashed into North Sea
F-1 6-9 PP493 13. Feb. 1946 13. Feb. 1946 Crashed
F.1 6-10 PP474 13. Feb. 1946 15. Apr. 1946 Crashed at Fearn
F-1 6-11 PP527 13. Feb. 1946 21. May 1953 Later 11-11, 16-11
F.1 / T.1 6-12 PP497 13. Feb. 1946 12. Mar. 1960 Later 12-12, 21-12
F-1 6-13 PP528 22. Feb. 1946 12. Oct. 1946 Crashed
F.1 6-14 PP494 22. Feb. 1946 25. Jan. 1950 Later 11-14, Crashed at Valkenburg
F-1 6-15 PP526 22. Feb. 1946 2. Dec. 1946 Crashed at Apeldoorn
F.1 6-16 PP583 17. May 1946 8. Jun. 1954 Later 11-16, 16-16
F-1 6-17 PP590 17. May 1946 28. Apr. 1954 Later 11-17, 16-17
F.1 6-18 PP591 17. May 1946 11. Feb. 1952 Later 11-18, 16-18
F-1 6-19 PP592 17. May 1946 8. Jun. 1954 Later 11-19, 16-19
F.1 6-20 PP593 22. May 1946 8. Jun. 1954 Later 11-20, 16-20
F-1 6-21 PP601 18. Jun. 1946 8. Jun. 1954 Later 11-21, 16-21
F.1 6-22 PP602 18. Jun. 1946 21. Jul. 1947 Crashed
F-1 / T.2 6-23 PP603 18. Jun. 1946 21. Dec. 1956 Later 11-23, 21-16
F.1 6-24 PP606 18. Jun. 1946 14. May 1957 Later 11-24, 16-24
F-1 6-25 PP607 20. Jun. 1946 28. Apr. 1954 Later 11-25, 16-25
F.1 6-26 PP614 20. Jun. 1946 28. Apr. 1954 Later 11-26, 16-26
F-1 6-27 PP615 20. Jun. 1946 4. Aug. 1947 Crashed
F.1 6-28 PP616 20. Jun. 1946 8. Jun. 1954 Later 11-28, 16-28
F.1 / T.2 6-29 PP619 20. Jun. 1946 12. Mar. 1960 Later 11-29, 21-17, 004
F-1 6-30 PP623 20. Jun. 1946 14. Oct. 1952 Later 11-30, 16-30
FR.4 6-31 F.8227 18. Apr. 1947 1. Dec. 1957 Later 11-31, 16-31
FR.4 6-32 F.8228 18. Apr. 1947 5. Sep. 1953 Later 11-32, 16-32
FR.4 6-33 F.8229 18. Apr. 1947 15. Dec. 1961 Later 11-33, 16-33, 005
FR.4 6-34 F.8230 18. Apr. 1947 23. May. 1957 Later 11-32, 16-34
FR.4 6-35 F.8231 23. Apr. 1947 15. Nov. 1949 Later 11-35, Cashed in sea
FR.4 6-36 F.8232 24. Apr. 1947 1. Jul. 1957 Later 11-36, 16-36
FR.4 6-37 F.8233 18. Apr. 1947 1. Mar. 1957 Later 11-37, 16-37
FR.4 6-38 F.8234 18. Apr. 1947 9. Dec. 1956 Later 11-38, 16-38
FR.4 6-39 F.8235 18. Apr. 1947 10. Mar. 1953 Later 11-39, 16-39
FR.4 6-40 F.8236 18. Apr. 1947 1. Mar. 1959 Later 11-40, 16-40
FR.4 6-41 F.8237 24. Apr. 1947 22. Jun. 1954 Later 11-41, 16-41
FR.4 6-42 F.8238 18. Apr. 1947 16. Sep. 1958 Later 11-42, 16-42
FR.4 6-43 F.8239 23. Apr. 1947 8. Apr. 1953 Later 11-43, 16-43
FR.4 6-44 F.8240 24. Apr. 1947 1. Mar. 1959 Later 11-44, 16-44
FR.4 6-45 F.8241 18. Apr. 1947 10. Jul. 1951 Later 11-45, 16-46 Crashed in sea
FR.4 6-46 F.8242 22. Aug. 1947 6. Feb. 1959 Later 11-46, 16-46
FR.4 6-47 F.8243 22. Aug. 1947 6. Dec. 1960 Later 11-47, 16-47, 006
FR.4 6-48 F.8244 22. Aug. 1947 20. Nov. 1961 Later 11-48, 16-48, 007
FR.4 6-49 F.8245 22. Aug. 1947 17. Jul. 1961 Later 11-49, 16-49, 008
FR.4 6-50 F.8246 22. Aug. 1947 9. Feb. 1950 Later 11-50, Cashed in sea
FR.4 6-51 F.8247 22. Aug 1947 10. Nov. 1954 Later 11-51, 16-51
FR.4 6-52 F.8248 22. Aug. 1947 28. Apr. 1958 Later 11-52, 16-52
FR.4 6-53 F.8249 22. Aug. 1947 Mar. 1958 Later 11-53, 16-53
FR.4 6-54 F.8250 22. Aug. 1947 7. Jun. 1955 Later 11-54, 16-54
FR.4 6-55 F.8251 22. Aug. 1947 24. Feb. 1959 Later 11-55, 16-55
FR.4 6-56 F.8252 22. Aug. 1947 24. Aug. 1948 Later 11-56, Crashed near Valkenburg
FR.4 6-57 F.8253 2. Oct. 1947 15. Dec. 1961 Later 11-57, 16-57, 009
FR.4 6-58 F.8254 22. Aug. 1947 14. Jan. 1954 Later 11-58, 16-58, Casched in sea
FR.4 6-59 F.8255 2. Oct. 1947 26. Oct. 1961 Later 11-59, 16-59, 010
FR.4 6-60 F.8256 2. Oct. 1947 25. May 1959 Later 11-60, 16-60
FR.4 6-61 F.8257 26. Aug. 1947 8. Sep. 1953 Later 11-61, 16-61
FR.4 6-62 F.8258 26. Aug. 1947 30. Mar. 1957 Later 11-62, 16-62
FR.4 6-63 F.8259 26. Aug. 1947 9. Jun. 1949 Later 11-63, Crashed at Valkenburg
FR.4 6-64 F.8260 2. Oct. 1947 1. Jun. 1957 Later 11-64, 16-64
FR.4 6-65 F.8261 2. Oct. 1947 1. Jul. 1957 Later 11-65, 16-65
FR.4 6-66 F.8262 2. Oct. 1947 2. Jan. 1959 Later 11-66, 16-66
FR.4 6-67 F.8263 2. Oct. 1947 21. Sep. 1952 Later 11-67, 16-67, Crashed
FR.4 6-68 F.8264 2. Oct. 1947 16. Jan. 1959 Later 11-68, 16-68, Carshed in the sea
FR.4 6-69 F.8265 2. Oct. 1947 5. Jul. 1949 Later 11-69, Crashed
FR.4 6-70 F.8266 2. Oct. 1947 22. Apr. 1953 Later 11-70, 16-70, Carshed in the sea
NF.5 11-71 F.8389 11. Mar. 1949 16. Feb. 1954 Later 16-71
NF.5 11-72 F.8390 26. Apr. 1949 11. May 1961 Later 16-72, 011
NF.5 11-73 F.8391 14. Mar. 1949 11. Sep. 1961 Later 16-73, 012
NF.5 11-74 F.8392 11. Mar. 1949 21. Sep. 1961 Later 16-74, 013
NF.5 11-75 F.8393 11. Mar. 1949 15. Dec. 1961 Later 16-75,  014
NF.5 11-76 F.8394 14. Mar. 1949 30. Aug. 1950 Crashed in the sea near Kijkduin
NF.5 11-77 F.8395 14. Mar. 1949 13. Jan 1954 Later 16-77, Forced landing
NF.5 11-78 F.8396 11. Mar. 1949 26. Sep. 1950 Crashed at Valkenburg
NF.5 11-79 F.8397 14. Mar. 1949 15. Dec. 1961 Later 16-79, 015
NF.5 11-80 F.8398 26. Apr. 1949 1. Jun. 1950 Crashed
NF.5 11-81 F.8399 26. Apr. 1949 12. May 1950 Crashed at Haarlem
NF.5 11-82 F.8400 26. Apr. 1949 26. Oct. 1961 Later 16-82,  016
NF.5 11-83 F.8401 26. Apr. 1949 28. Mar. 1961 Later 16-83,  017
NF.5 11-84 F.8402 26. Apr. 1949 1. Jun. 1950 Crashed
FR.4 16-86 F.8038 7. Nov. 1952 1. Jun. 1957 -
FR.4 16-87 F.8040 7. Nov. 1952 21. Sep. 1957 -
FR.5 16-88 F.8430 7. Nov. 1952 2. Jun. 1956 -
FR.5 16-89 F.8431 7. Nov. 1952 2. Jun. 1956 -

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