Specifications for the
Focus Model: Fairey Firefly F.Mk I
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Manufacturer: Fairey Aviation Company, Ltd - UK
Initial Year of Service: 1943
Production Total: 1,702
Length: 37.60 ft (11.46 m)
Width: 44.49 ft (13.56 m)
Height: 13.58ft (4.14 m)
Weight (Empty): 9,751 lb (4,423 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 14,019 lb (6,359 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royce Griffon IIB V-12 inline piston engine developing 1,735 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 316 mph (509 kmh; 275 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,300 miles (2,092 km)
Service Ceiling: 27,999 ft (8,534 m; 5.3 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
4 x 20mm cannons in wings
8 x 60lb rockets
2 x 1,000 lb conventional drop bombs
F.Mk I - Initial Production Model; fitted with Rolls-Royce Griffon XII 1,990hp engine; chin-mounted radiator assembly.
FR.Mk I - Reconnaissance Model Variant; similar to F.Mk I models but fitted with ASH radar system.
F.Mk IA - Modified Mk.I models brought up to FR.Mk I standards.
F.Mk 3 - Trial Modification Model fitted with Griffon 61 engine and nose radiator.
Mk IV - Fitted with 2,100hp Griffon 61; root-based radiators.
F.Mk IV - Variant of the Mk IV model
FR.Mk 4 - Variant of the Mk IV model
FR.Mk 4 - Post-War Reconnaissance Variant; fitted with Griffon 74 engine.
Mk 5 - Improved Model; power-folding wings.
FR.Mk 5 - Base Fighter Model based on the Mk 5.
NF.Mk I - Nightfighter Variant Model; fitted with specialized radio systems; shrouded exhaust ports.
NF.Mk 5 - Nightfighter Model based on the Mk 5.
NF.Mk II - Nightfighter Variant Model; fitted with 2 x AI.MK X radar system, one mounted in each wing; elongated nose assembly; later converted to Mk 1 standard.
AS.Mk 5 - Anti-Submarine Warfare Model based on the Mk 5.
AS.Mk 6 - Similar to the Mk 5 model; Anti-Submarine Reconnaissance / Strike Derivative; 152 produced; utilized British-made sonobuoys instead of American-produced ones.
AS.Mk 7 - Final Production Model; fitted with Griffon 59 2,250hp engine; chin-mounted radiator.
T.Mk 1 - Pilot Trainer
T.Mk 2 - Operation Trainer
T.Mk 3 - Anti-Submarine Warfare Trainer
T.Mk 5 - Trained Model based on the Mk 5.
TT.Mk 4 - Target Tug
U.Mk 9 - Target Drone
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