Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Barracuda - Base Series Name; initial prototype pair
Type 100 - Fairey Aviation company model designation
Barracuda Mk I - Initial production mark; fitted with Rolls-Royce Merlin 30 engine of 1,260 horsepower; three-blade propeller; 30 examples completed.
Barracuda Mk II - Definitive production mark; fitted with Rolls-Royce Merlin 32 engine of 1,640 horsepower;four-blade propeller; 1,688 examples completed.
Barracuda Mk III - Based on Mk II; Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) variant with ASV III radar under rear fuselage; 852 examples completed.
Barracuda Mk IV - Based on Mk II; proposed form with Rolls-Royce Griffon engine of 1,850 horsepower; not adopted.
Barracuda Mk V - Final production model with Rolls-Royce Griffon 37 engine of 2,020 horsepower; ASH radar fit under portside wing element; 37 examples completed.