Fairey Barracuda

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Fairey Barracuda

Příspěvek od Luboš Pavel » 27 kvě 2016, 16:27

Martin Nademlejnský vyhlásil FAA skupinovku, tak by se třeba mohli nějakému sebevrahovi hodit tyhle IWM fotky na Barracudu ;)

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"THEY LEFT THE TIRPITZ BLAZING. 3 APRIL 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS VICTORIOUS ON THE RETURN OF THE MEN AND MACHINES THAT SUCCESSFULLY BOMBED THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ.
Group of Fairey Barracuda air crews who took part in the attack, in front of one of their Barracudas. Fifth from left back row is Lieut Cdr V Rance, RN, leader of one of the Fairey Barracuda squadrons."
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"THE BARRACUDA, THE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. 10 NOVEMBER 1943, LEE-ON-SOLVENT FLEET AIR ARM STATION. THE FAIREY BARRACUDA TORPEDO BOMBER IS A COMBINATION OF DIVE AND TORPEDO BOMBER, AND IS THE NEWEST TO COME INTO SERVICE WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM.
Barracuda torpedo bombers in echelon formation."
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"THE BARRACUDA, THE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. 10 NOVEMBER 1943, LEE-ON-SOLVENT FLEET AIR ARM STATION. THE FAIREY BARRACUDA TORPEDO BOMBER IS A COMBINATION OF DIVE AND TORPEDO BOMBER, AND IS THE NEWEST TO COME INTO SERVICE WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM.
Barracuda torpedo bombers flying in line ahead formation."
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"THE BARRACUDA, THE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. 10 NOVEMBER 1943, LEE-ON-SOLVENT FLEET AIR ARM STATION. THE FAIREY BARRACUDA TORPEDO BOMBER IS A COMBINATION OF DIVE AND TORPEDO BOMBER, AND IS THE NEWEST TO COME INTO SERVICE WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM.
A Barracuda torpedo bomber in flight."
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"THE BARRACUDA, THE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. 10 NOVEMBER 1943, LEE-ON-SOLVENT FLEET AIR ARM STATION. THE FAIREY BARRACUDA TORPEDO BOMBER IS A COMBINATION OF DIVE AND TORPEDO BOMBER, AND IS THE NEWEST TO COME INTO SERVICE WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM.
Barracuda torpedo bombers in flight."
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"MAINTAINING FLEET AIR ARM BARRACUDAS. APRIL 1944, ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION DONIBRISTLE. ROYAL AIR NAVAL AIR STATION PERSONNEL ENGAGED IN THE WORK OF MAINTAINING FLEET AIR ARM BARRACUDAS.
Personnel of the Royal Naval Air Station at Donibristle."
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"SURPRISE ATTACK ON THE ANDAMANS. 21 JUNE 1944, ON BOARD HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, WITH THE EASTERN FLEET. AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL AIR ATTACK ON PORT BLAIR IN THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS.
Barracudas and Corsairs on the forward end of the flight deck of the ILLUSTRIOUS being stowed after the raid. A Fairey Barracuda is on the lift going down the hangar."
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"ROYAL NAVY PLANES ATTACK ENEMY CONVOY. 6 MAY 1944, ON BOARD HMS FURIOUS. IN THE EARLY HOURS OF 6 MAY 1944, CARRIER-BORNE FAIREY BARRACUDA AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM MADE SUCCESSFUL ATTACKS ON TWO ENEMY SOUTHBOUND CONVOYS OFF KRISTIANSUND, NORWAY.
Fairey Barracuda bombers escorted by Hellcat fighters returning from the attack."
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"FLEET AIR ARM SHATTER ENEMY CONVOY. 27 NOVEMBER FROM ONE OF THE ATTACKING FAIREY BARRACUDAS OF HMS IMPLACABLE DURING A FLEET AIR ARM STRIKE ON A SOUTHBOUND CONVOY OFF THE COAST OF NORWAY. SIGHTED BETWEEN MOSJOEN AND RORVIK, THE CONVOY CONSISTED OF A LADEN TROOP TRANSPORT AND TWO SUPPLY SHIPS ESCORTED BY AN ARMED TRAWLER.
The large supply ship, down by the stern with her derricks over the side, lying beached after being strafed by Fireflies and after receiving a direct hit from a Fairey Barracuda's bomb."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Five Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers from Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station in echelon formation. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Six Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers from Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station in echelon formation. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Six Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers from Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station in flight. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Six Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers from Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station flying in line ahead formation. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda II (P 9926) from Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station, with torpedo banking away from the photographer's aircraft. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Six Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers from Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station in flight. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
The Fairey Barracuda torpedo aircraft taking off from HMS ILLUSTRIOUS on the Clyde. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Six Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers from Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station in flight. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda II (P 9926) from Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station, with torpedo, in flight. The Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber is a combination of dive and torpedo bomber, and is the newest to come into service with the Fleet Air Arm. The wooden plane that steadied the torpedo before it struck the water and broke off can be clearly seen at the rear of the weapon."
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"FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ. 3 APRIL 1944, ALTEN FJORD, WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM CREWS WHO HIT THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ WITH HEAVY AND MEDIUM SIZED BOMBS AS SHE WAS ABOUT TO MOVE OFF FROM HER ANCHORAGE AT ALTEN FJORD, NORWAY, ON THE MORNING OF 3 APRIL 1944. THE FAIREY BARRACUDA BOMBERS WERE ESCORTED AND COVERED BY SEAFIRE, CHANCE-VOUGHT CORSAIR, HELLCAT, AND WILDCAT FIGHTERS FROM HM AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE HOME FLEET UNDER THE COMMAND OF VICE ADMIRAL SIR HENRY R MOORE, SECOND IN COMMAND HOME FLEET.
First strike Barracudas silhouetted against the snow above the smoking TIRPITZ."
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"ROYAL NAVY PLANES ATTACK ENEMY CONVOY. IN THE EARLY HOURS OF 6 MAY 1944, CARRIER-BORNE FAIREY BARRACUDA AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM MADE SUCCESSFUL ATTACKS ON TWO ENEMY SOUTHBOUND CONVOYS OFF KRISTIANSUND, NORWAY.
Looking down from one of the attacking Fairey Barracuda aircraft as clouds of smoke rise from a large, heavily laden German supply ship which broke in two after she had suffered bomb and torpedo hits. The blazing supply ship's stern is about to break away."
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"POST WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT
Fairey Barracuda TR V"
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"POST WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT
Fairey Barracuda TR V"
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"POST WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT
Fairey Barracuda TR V"
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"POST WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT
Fairey Barracuda TR V"
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"POST WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT
Fairey Barracuda TR V"
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"WITH AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER AT SEA. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD HMS INDEFATIGABLE AT SEA.
Barracudas and fighters of the carrier at the ready with the escorting cruiser HMS JAMAICA in the background."
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"FLEET AIR ARM FITTERS IN TRAINING. 16 NOVEMBER 1944, RAF STATION, HEDNESFORD, STAFFORDSHIRE.
RAF instructor explaining the Fairey Barracuda undercarriage to a Fitters (A) minor inspection and servicing class."
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"WITH THE EASTERN FLEET ON BOARD HMS INDOMITABLE, AUGUST 1944.
A Fairey Barracuda being guided into take-off position on the flight deck."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM IN THE TROPICS. SEPTEMBER 1944, ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION KATUKURUNDA. MEN OF THE FLEET AIR ARM PREPARING IN THEIR JUNGLE SURROUNDINGS FOR A DECISIVE BLOW AGAINST THE JAPANESE.
Squadron of Barracudas lined up to make practice carrier take-offs."
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"DECK LANDING TRAINING ON HMS RAJAH. 1944.
This Fairey Barracuda overshot the mark when taxi-ing forward of the barrier after landing on and crashed on to the fo`c'sle. The pilot was unhurt. DLT, 14 August 1944"
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Re: Fairey Barracuda

Příspěvek od Luboš Pavel » 27 kvě 2016, 16:31

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"AT THE EASTERN FLEET ROYAL AIR STATION, CHINA BAY, IN THE INDIAN OCEAN AREA. SEPTEMBER 1944, WHEN FLEET AIR ARM AIRCRAFT AND PERSONNEL WERE BEING TRANSPORTED TO A CARRIER AFLOAT.
A Fairey Barracuda torpedo-bomber moored on a barge ready for transport to an aircraft carrier afloat."
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"WITH HMS INDOMITABLE. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER.
Barracudas are ranged on deck. Astern are HMS HOWE and HMS VICTORIOUS."
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"WITH HMS INDOMITABLE. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER.
Handling a Fairey Barracuda on the flight deck."
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"POST WAR BRITISH AIRCRAFT
Fairey Barracuda TR V"
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm: A prototype Fairey Barracuda on the ground."
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"SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: ROYAL NAVY. FAR EAST
Fairey Barracuda MK2 taking off from ""HMS Pretoria Castle""."
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"AIRCRAFT TRIALS OF A CARRIER. JANUARY 1945, ON BOARD THE LIGHT FLEET CARRIER HMS VENGEANCE IN THE CLYDE.
A Fairey Barracuda accelerating with dummy torpedo."
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"AT A ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION IN THE EAST. MARCH 1945, COLOMBO, CEYLON.
Naval Fairey Barracuda in flight piloted by CPO Stoker, of Ferry Hill, Durham."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM AT SEA. 28 DECEMBER 1943, ON BOARD THE ESCORT CARRIER HMS RAVAGER.
Left to right: an Auster and a Fairey Barracuda being prepared for flight."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM AT SEA. 28 DECEMBER 1943, ON BOARD THE ESCORT CARRIER HMS RAVAGER.
A Fairey Barracuda landing-on while the batsman makes the appropriate signals."
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"THE FAIREY BARRACUDATHE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. 7 APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS SEARCHER.
Barracudas seen from the flight deck of HMS SEARCHER."
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"THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FURIOUS AT SEA. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS FURIOUS.
A Fairey Barracuda of HMS FURIOUS takes off."
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"THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FURIOUS AT SEA. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS FURIOUS.
A Fairey Barracuda being pushed to the lift on board HMS FURIOUS."
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"THE FAIREY BARRACUDATHE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. FEBRUARY 1944. ON BOARD HMS ONSLAUGHT, WITH THE HOME FLEET ON A RAID IN NORTHERN WATERS.
A Fairey Barracuda flying low, with the aircraft carrier FURIOUS in the background."
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"WITH THE FURIOUS AT SEA. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FURIOUS.
A Fairey Barracuda ""revving up"" on the flight deck of HMS FURIOUS with two members of the crew hanging onto the wheels. HMS EMPEROR is in the background"
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"WITH THE FURIOUS AT SEA. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FURIOUS.
The aircraft carrier HMS VICTORIOUS and the Fiji Class cruiser HMS JAMAICA seen from beneath the wings of Barracudas on the flight deck of HMS FURIOUS."
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"AT HMS CORMORANT II: ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, GIBRALTAR. JANUARY 1944.
Fleet Air Arm Mechanics at work on a Fairey Barracuda engine."
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"THE FAIREY BARRACUDATHE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. JANUARY 1944, AT HMS CORMORANT II THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, GIBRALTAR.
A/M (E) Healey putting the spinner on a Fairey Barracuda after its initial run-up."
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"THE FAIREY BARRACUDATHE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. JANUARY 1944, AT HMS CORMORANT II THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, GIBRALTAR.
Looking out from one of the assembly sheds, Barracudas in varying stages of assembly."
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"ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION. 13 TO 17 SEPTEMBER 1943, LEE-ON-SOLENT FLEET AIR ARM STATION.
A Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber ."
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"WITH THE HMS ILLUSTRIOUS DURING 1943.
Range of Martlet IV's Fairey Barracudas and Supermarine Seafires on the flight deck of the ILLUSTRIOUS in the North Sea (July 1943)."
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"ON BOARD THE BRITISH LIGHT FLEET CARRIER HMS VENERABLE. JUNE 1945, ACTIVITIES ON BOARD THE VENERABLE, FLAGSHIP OF THE 11TH AIRCRAFT CARRIER SQUADRON.
Smoke curtain installation in position under the starboard mainplane of a Fairey Barracuda aircraft on board the VENERABLE."
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"AT HMS ARIEL, ROYAL NAVAL AIR RADIO MECHANICS TRAINING ESTABLISHMENT. 27 JUNE 1945, WARRINGTON, LANCS, RADAR AND RADIO EQUIPMENT AT HMS ARIEL.
Fairey Barracuda showing aerial array for ASB Radar."
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"WITH AN EASTERN FLEET AIRCRAFT CARRIER. FEBRUARY 1944, ON BOARD THE REPAIR CARRIER HMS UNICORN, AT TRINCOMALEE.
Pilot climbs into the cockpit of a Fairey Barracuda"
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"WITH AN EASTERN FLEET AIRCRAFT CARRIER. FEBRUARY 1944, ON BOARD THE REPAIR CARRIER HMS UNICORN, AT TRINCOMALEE.
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH seen from the flight deck, with a Fairey Barracuda bomber in the foreground."
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"WITH AN EASTERN FLEET AIRCRAFT CARRIER. FEBRUARY 1944, ON BOARD THE REPAIR CARRIER HMS UNICORN, AT TRINCOMALEE.
A damaged Fairey Barracuda is lowered to the flight deck for repair after being hoisted up from a lighter."
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"WITH AN EASTERN FLEET AIRCRAFT CARRIER. FEBRUARY 1944, ON BOARD THE REPAIR CARRIER HMS UNICORN, AT TRINCOMALEE.
A damaged Fairey Barracuda coming alongside by lighter towed by landing craft."
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"WITH AN EASTERN FLEET AIRCRAFT CARRIER. FEBRUARY 1944, ON BOARD THE REPAIR CARRIER HMS UNICORN, AT TRINCOMALEE.
Repair squad hauling the tail of a damaged Fairey Barracuda inboard while others prepare the chocks."
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"WITH AN EASTERN FLEET AIRCRAFT CARRIER. FEBRUARY 1944, ON BOARD THE REPAIR CARRIER HMS UNICORN, AT TRINCOMALEE.
Repaired Fairey Barracuda on the flight deck. One is having an engine trial."
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"WITH AN EASTERN FLEET AIRCRAFT CARRIER. FEBRUARY 1944, ON BOARD THE REPAIR CARRIER HMS UNICORN, AT TRINCOMALEE.
Wing repairs to a Fairey Barracuda."
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Re: Fairey Barracuda

Příspěvek od Luboš Pavel » 27 kvě 2016, 16:46

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"ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FURIOUS AT SEA. MAY 1944, OFF NORWAY.
A Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber taking off."
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"ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FURIOUS AT SEA. MAY 1944, OFF NORWAY.
A Fairey Barracuda taxi-ing to the lift as others fly around waiting their turn to land on."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM AT SEA. JULY 1944, ON BOARD HMS FORMIDABLE AT SEA.
Aircraft are ranged on board the carrier. Corsairs are in the foreground and Barracudas in the rear. HMS KENT is seen in the background."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM AT SEA. JULY 1944, ON BOARD HMS FORMIDABLE AT SEA.
Bombing up a Fairey Barracuda with a 1600 lb bomb."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM AT SEA. JULY 1944, ON BOARD HMS FORMIDABLE AT SEA.
Fairey Barracuda being bombed-up with a 1600 pounder"
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"THEY BOMBED GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF MEN AND MACHINES WHO MADE THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON A GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO, NORTHERN NORWAY, ON 26 APRIL 1944.
Barracudas on their way to the attack."
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"FLEET AIR ARM TRIALS, ABOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. 23-25 SEPTEMBER 1942.
A Fairey Barracuda coming in to land."
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"FLEET AIR ARM TRIALS, ABOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. 23-25 SEPTEMBER 1942.
A Fairey Barracuda coming in to land."
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"FLEET AIR ARM TRIALS, ABOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. 23-25 SEPTEMBER 1942.
A Fairey Barracuda the Fleet Air Arm's lastest torpedo-bomber taking off."
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"WITH THE ESCORT CARRIER HMS SMITER. 1944, DURING THE TRAINING OF DECK LANDING CONTROL OFFICERS. AIRCRAFT WERE TAKING OFF AND LANDING ON DURING EXERCISES.
Fairey Barracuda making a heavy landing on the SMITER. In the background is the destroyer HMS WALKER."
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"BOMBIMG UP. MAY 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. A BOMBING UP PARTY AT WORK PREPARING FOR OPERATIONS.
The bomb all ready for loading onto the Fairey Barracuda is wheeled to the aircraft."
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"BRITISH FIREFLIES SMASH ENEMY SHIPPING OFF NORWAY. 26 TO 28 SEPTEMBER 1944, FROM FAIREY BARRACUDA OF THE HMS IMPLACABLE DURING OPERATIONS AGAINST ENEMY SHIPPING OFF THE NORWEGIAN COAST NEAR BODO BY CARRIER-BORNE FIREFLY AIRCRAFT. A TOTAL OF SIX ENEMY SHIPS (COMPRISING TWO SUPPLY SHIPS, A MEDIUM SIZED TANKER, AN AIRCRAFT TENDER AND TWO NAVAL AUXILIARY VESSELS) WERE SUNK AND IN ADDITION A LARGE U-BOAT WAS ATTACKED AND DRIVEN ASHORE. A FURTHER 19 ENEMY VESSELS WERE DAMAGED AND AN ARMED COASTER AND AN ARMED TRAWLER WERE DRIVEN ASHORE.
Fairey Barracuda of HMS IMPLACABLE go into the Norwegian Coast to attack an enemy submarine escorted by a small destroyer, 27 October 1944. U-boat was forced to beach itself and the destroyer exploded and was abandonned."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM PREPARING FOR THE ATTACK ON THE TIRPITZ, APRIL 1944
Fleet Air Arm personnel fusing bombs for Fairey Barracudas on the flight deck of HMS VICTORIOUS, before Operation 'Tungsten', the attack on the German battleship TIRPITZ in Alten Fjord, Norway, April 1944."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
The Women's Royal Naval Service: A Leading Wren radio mechanic after testing in-flight aircraft radio equipment that has been repaired by Wrens at Lee-on-Solent Fleet Air Arm Station. Her Fairey Barracuda aircraft can be seen behind her."
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"FLEET AIR ARM STRIKES IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FORMIDABLE. ON 22, 23, 24, AND 29 AUGUST AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE HOME FLEET CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF RAIDS ON TARGETS IN NORWAY AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ IN ITS HIDE-OUT IN THE ALTEN FJORD.
Barracudas and Corsairs ranged on the deck of HMS FORMIDABLE before the strikes began."
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"FLEET AIR ARM STRIKES IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FORMIDABLE. ON 22, 23, 24, AND 29 AUGUST AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE HOME FLEET CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF RAIDS ON TARGETS IN NORWAY AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ IN ITS HIDE-OUT IN THE ALTEN FJORD.
Corsair being bombed up for a strike on the TIRPITZ and enemy positions."
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"FLEET AIR ARM STRIKES IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FORMIDABLE. ON 22, 23, 24, AND 29 AUGUST AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE HOME FLEET CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF RAIDS ON TARGETS IN NORWAY AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ IN ITS HIDE-OUT IN THE ALTEN FJORD.
Preparing Barracudas for a dawn attack on enemy installations on the Norwegian Coast."
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"AT THE EASTERN FLEET ROYAL AIR STATION, CHINA BAY, IN THE INDIAN OCEAN AREA. SEPTEMBER 1944, WHEN FLEET AIR ARM AIRCRAFT AND PERSONNEL WERE BEING TRANSPORTED TO A CARRIER AFLOAT.
A Fairey Barracuda torpedo-bomber being hoisted on board a transport barge for shipment to the aircraft carrier afloat."
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"NEW FLEET AIR ARM PLANES. 2 OCTOBER 1945, HESTON AERODROME.
The Fairey Spearfish, a torpedo dive bomber intended to have a similar role to that of the Fairey Barracuda. Bombs and torpedoes are carried internally thus keeping the aircraft well streamlined. The engine is a Rolls Royce Griffon 69 driving a Rotol five-bladed propeller giving a maximum speed of 292 mph."
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"NAVAL AIR DAY, ARBROATH. 19 SEPTEMBER 1945, HMS CONDOR, ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, ARBROATH. THE PEOPLE OF ARBROATH AND DISTRICT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING MEN AND MACHINES OF THE NAVAL AIR ARM AT CLOSE QUARTERS.
Young visitors learning the secrets of the Naval Fairey Barracuda torpedo-bomber."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm: A production prototype of the Fairey Barracuda Mark I on the ground.
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm: A Fairey Barracuda prototype on the ground."
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"FLEET AIR ARM OPERATIONS IN THE FAR EAST 1943-1945
A Fleet Air Arm Fairey Barracuda Mk II aircraft of 827 Squadron takes off from HMS COLOSSUS in July 1945. A Supermarine Seafire Mk IIC is evident in the foreground of the photograph."
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"WITH THE BRITISH NAVY IN THE EAST. MARCH TO MAY 1945, AT ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION COLOMBO, ON BOARD THE ESCORT CARRIER HMS EMPRESS, ETC.
Looking down from a Naval aircraft on the Chance-Vought Corsair and Fairey Barracuda packed flight deck of the British Aircraft Carrier HMS INDOMITABLE."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM ON BOARD HMS COLOSSUS, FEBRUARY 1945 - JUNE 1946.
A Fairey Barracuda Mark II of No. 827 Squadron, piloted by Lt Cdr Buckley RCNVR, prepared for a 'boosted' take-off during exercises in the Clyde, February-March 1945. (Starboard threequarter front view)."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Rocket-assisted take-off by a Fairey Barracuda on board HMS TRUMPETER during a winter patrol."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda landing on HMS VENGEANCE in the Clyde. The arrestor hook has caught the arrestor wire."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda landing-on while the batsman makes the appropriate signals on board HMS RAVAGER."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda about to take off from HMS RAVAGER whilst she is at sea."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
ombing up a Fairey Barracuda with a 1600 lb bomb on board HMS FORMIDABLE at sea. An unidentified battleship can be seen sailing in the background."
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Re: Fairey Barracuda

Příspěvek od Luboš Pavel » 27 kvě 2016, 16:51

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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Five Chance-Vought Corsair fighters flying in the middle distance as a Fairey Barracuda takes off from HMS FORMIDABLE in the foreground."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda, the Fleet Air Arm's latest torpedo-bomber taking off from HMS VICTORIOUS during trials of the aircraft."
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"THE WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Wren Radar Mechanics preparing for a radar test flight in a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Barracuda at Royal Naval Air Station Donibristle."
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"WITH THE LIGHT FLEET CARRIER HMS VENGEANCE. MARCH AND APRIL 1945, IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. ACTIVITIES OF AIRMEN AND SISTER SHIPS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.
Crew of a Fairey Barracuda from the VENGEANCE standing on their crashed plane after they had been forced to land in the sea. All were saved. Note the lifeboat floating (top left) and the position indicator (a bright yellow circle of canvas) above the starboard wing."
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"ON BOARD HMS VENERABLE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. APRIL 1945, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS VENERABLE, FLAGSHIP OF THE 11TH AIRCRAFT CARRIER SQUADRON, IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.
Vice Admiral Sir Louis Keppel Hamilton, KCB, DSO, Vice Admiral, Malta, and Flag Officer, Central Mediterranean, being greeted on the flight deck by Rear Admiral Cecil Harcourt, CB, CBE, and his Flag Lieutenant. Behind is the Fairey Barracuda in which he flew."
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"ON BOARD HMS VENERABLE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. APRIL 1945, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS VENERABLE, FLAGSHIP OF THE 11TH AIRCRAFT CARRIER SQUADRON, IN THE MEDITERRANEAN.
Hands fallen in for entering harbour. From the island looking forward along the flight deck as the carrier entered Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta. In the foreground are two Barracudas with wings folded ready for striking below."
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"FLEET AIR ARM ATTACKS THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ. 3 APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS FURIOUS. SOME OF THE MEN AND MACHINES WHICH TOOK PART IN THE FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK ON THE TIRPITZ IN ALTEN FJORD, NORWAY.
The first Fairey Barracuda taking off in the dawnlight. (4:25 am)"
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"FLEET AIR ARM ATTACKS THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ. 3 APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS FURIOUS. SOME OF THE MEN AND MACHINES WHICH TOOK PART IN THE FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK ON THE TIRPITZ IN ALTEN FJORD, NORWAY.
Deck landing party rushing to clear a Fairey Barracuda from the deck as it lands on after the attack."
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"FLEET AIR ARM ATTACKS THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ. 3 APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS FURIOUS. SOME OF THE MEN AND MACHINES WHICH TOOK PART IN THE FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK ON THE TIRPITZ IN ALTEN FJORD, NORWAY.
A Fairey Barracuda passing over the aircraft carrier FURIOUS on returning from the attack."
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"LIEUTENANT COMMANDER BAKER-FALKNER; HE LED THE FIRST WAVE OF THE ATTACK ON THE TIRPITZ. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS, AT SEA.
Lieut Cdr R S Baker-Falkner, DSC, RN, who led the first strike of Barracudas in the successful attack on the German battleship TIRPITZ on 3 April 1944, on board the VICTORIOUS."
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"LIEUTENANT COMMANDER BAKER-FALKNER; HE LED THE FIRST WAVE OF THE ATTACK ON THE TIRPITZ. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS, AT SEA.
Lieut Cdr R S Baker-Falkner, DSC, RN, who led the first strike of Barracudas in the successful attack on the German battleship TIRPITZ on 3 April 1944, on board the VICTORIOUS."
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"THE FAIREY BARRACUDATHE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. JANUARY 1944, AT HMS CORMORANT II THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, GIBRALTAR.
A/F (E) Abbott and L A/F (E) Tozer assembling the Rolls Royce Merlin Engine on a Naval Fairey Barracuda dive and torpedo bomber."
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"THE FAIREY BARRACUDATHE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. JANUARY 1944, AT HMS CORMORANT II THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, GIBRALTAR.
Petty Officer Flannery and L A/F Burgess carrying out a final check over the engine of a Fairey Barracuda which they have assembled. It is now ready for running up."
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"ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS ""STAND DOWN"" VISIT TO ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION. 1 JULY 1945, AT THE FINAL STAND DOWN PARADE AND VISIT OF NO 22 ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS GROUP TO THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, HENSTRIDGE, SOMERSET.
Royal Observer Corps personnel grouped round for a talk on the Fairey Barracuda."
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"THEY BOMBED GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF MEN AND MACHINES WHO MADE THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON A GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO, NORTHERN NORWAY, ON 26 APRIL 1944.
A Fairey Barracuda landing-on after the raid."
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"THEY BOMBED GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF MEN AND MACHINES WHO MADE THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON A GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO, NORTHERN NORWAY, ON 26 APRIL 1944.
Barracudas ranged on the flight deck of HMS VICTORIOUS. HMS FURIOUS is seen in the background."
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"THEY BOMBED GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF MEN AND MACHINES WHO MADE THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON A GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO, NORTHERN NORWAY, ON 26 APRIL 1944.
All hands help to push a Fairey Barracuda to the lift when its engine stalled after landing."
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"THEY BOMBED GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF MEN AND MACHINES WHO MADE THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON A GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO, NORTHERN NORWAY, ON 26 APRIL 1944.
A Fairey Barracuda landing on while another waits its turn."
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"THEY BOMBED GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO. APRIL 1944, ON BOARD HMS VICTORIOUS. BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES OF MEN AND MACHINES WHO MADE THE SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON A GERMAN CONVOY OFF BODO, NORTHERN NORWAY, ON 26 APRIL 1944.
A Fairey Barracuda being taken to the lift after the raid, with Corsairs in the background."
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"ROYAL NAVY PLANES ATTACK ENEMY CONVOY. 6 MAY 1944, ON BOARD HMS FURIOUS. IN THE EARLY HOURS OF 6 MAY 1944, CARRIER-BORNE FAIREY BARRACUDA AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM MADE SUCCESSFUL ATTACKS ON TWO ENEMY SOUTHBOUND CONVOYS OFF KRISTIANSUND, NORWAY.
Sub Lieut C M Lock of Bournemouth is all smiles prior to take off in his plane ""Stormy Petrel"""
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"DECK LANDING TRAINING ON HMS RAJAH. 1944.
Fairey Barracuda losing tail wheel during the DLT, 30 July 1944. The aircraft struck the round down with its tail, broke off the wheel and could not land on. As the rudder was jammed it could fly only in circles, so the pilot ditched successfully and was rescued unhurt by a trawler. 3 days later the same pilot was injured when a plane crashed in the walkway, but he recovered to pass out in the next course."
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"FLEET AIR ARM STRIKES IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FORMIDABLE. ON 22, 23, 24, AND 29 AUGUST AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE HOME FLEET CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF RAIDS ON TARGETS IN NORWAY AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ IN ITS HIDE-OUT IN THE ALTEN FJORD.
Crews of Barracudas and Corsairs leaving the operations room after handing in reports of the strike."
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"FLEET AIR ARM STRIKES IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FORMIDABLE. ON 22, 23, 24, AND 29 AUGUST AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE HOME FLEET CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF RAIDS ON TARGETS IN NORWAY AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ IN ITS HIDE-OUT IN THE ALTEN FJORD.
A Fairey Barracuda on fire from enemy flak lands on FORMIDABLE and the fire is put out by the crash party."
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"FLEET AIR ARM STRIKES IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FORMIDABLE. ON 22, 23, 24, AND 29 AUGUST AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE HOME FLEET CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF RAIDS ON TARGETS IN NORWAY AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ IN ITS HIDE-OUT IN THE ALTEN FJORD.
A Fairey Barracuda makes a bad landing and hits the crash barrier at speed. Bits of the propellor can be seen flying in the air."
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"FLEET AIR ARM STRIKES IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FORMIDABLE. ON 22, 23, 24, AND 29 AUGUST AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE HOME FLEET CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF RAIDS ON TARGETS IN NORWAY AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ IN ITS HIDE-OUT IN THE ALTEN FJORD.
A Fairey Barracuda with its undercarriage damaged makes a landing on the extreme edge of the carrier's deck. It was rescued by a crane."
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"FLEET AIR ARM STRIKES IN NORTHERN WATERS. AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS FORMIDABLE. ON 22, 23, 24, AND 29 AUGUST AIRCRAFT OF THE FLEET AIR ARM SUPPORTED BY UNITS OF THE HOME FLEET CARRIED OUT A SERIES OF RAIDS ON TARGETS IN NORWAY AND PARTICULARLY ON THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ IN ITS HIDE-OUT IN THE ALTEN FJORD.
A badly damaged Fairey Barracuda being ditched by the ship's crane after it had managed to land."
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"FLEET AIR ARM RAID ON PADANG. 23 AND 24 AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD HMS INDOMITABLE AT SEA. A CARRIER-BORNE FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK, SUPPORTED BY ALLIED UNITS OF THE EASTERN FLEET, WAS CARRIED OUT ON 24 AUGUST 1944 AGAINST THE LARGE INDAROENG CEMENT MANUFACTURING PLANT NEAR PADANG, ON THE WEST COAST OF SUMATRA. AND ALSO AGAINST EMMAHAVEN, THE PORT OF PADANG.
Fairey Barracuda with bombs loaded, taking off for Padang."
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"FLEET AIR ARM RAID ON PADANG. 23 AND 24 AUGUST 1944, ON BOARD HMS INDOMITABLE AT SEA. A CARRIER-BORNE FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK, SUPPORTED BY ALLIED UNITS OF THE EASTERN FLEET, WAS CARRIED OUT ON 24 AUGUST 1944 AGAINST THE LARGE INDAROENG CEMENT MANUFACTURING PLANT NEAR PADANG, ON THE WEST COAST OF SUMATRA. AND ALSO AGAINST EMMAHAVEN, THE PORT OF PADANG.
Air Mechanics bombing up a Fairey Barracuda on the flight deck."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
An officer of the Fleet Air Arm plays a 'Tally Ho' (centre) on a hunting horn and leads his group of Fairey Firefly airmen across the deck of a aircraft carrier towards their aeroplanes. Fairey Barracudas can be seen in the background."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda II of 814 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm flying over HMS VENERABLE and an attendant destroyer, the Italian ALFREDO ORIANI."
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"THE FLEET AIR ARM AT SEA, JULY 1944
Fleet Air Arm Chance-Vought Corsair fighters, with Fairey Barracuda torpedo bombers behind, ranged on the flight deck of HMS FORMIDABLE, off Norway."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
The new Fleet Air Arm aircraft, the Fairey Barracuda V, powered by a Rolls Royce Griffin VII engine at Heston Aerodrome, on the ground with its engine running. The aircraft performs torpedo bomber, reconnaissance, and anti-submarine duties."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda of 827 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm returns to HMS FURIOUS watched by other pilots who had returned after taking part in the operations."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda of 827 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm taking off from HMS FURIOUS with a 1600 lb bomb showing beneath it, to attack shipping and installations off Norway."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Fairey Barracudas landing on HMS FORMIDABLE after attacking the TIRPITZ and other enemy ships off Norway. Men can be seen looking down on the flight deck in the foreground."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Fairey Barracuda aircraft on board HMS FORMIDABLE. The escort cruiser HMS BERWICK is in the background."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
On board HMS FURIOUS a Fairey Barracuda of 827 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm being bombed up for a strike on the TIRPITZ and enemy positions."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Aircraft mechanics sleeping behind the wheels of a Fairey Barracuda of 820 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm which stands by on the flight deck of HMS INDEFATIGABLE, moored at the wings but ready to take off. A cruiser can just be seen in the background."
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"ACTIVITIES AT ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, LEE-ON-SOLENT, GOSPORT, 13 TO 17 SEPTEMBER 1943
A loaded Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber taxi-ing past an aircraft shed on the way to the runway."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A batsman bringing in a Fairey Barracuda of 831 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm on board HMS FURIOUS. Note the radar antenna on the aircraft's wings."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Fairey Barracuda II aircraft of 814 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm peeling off', showing clearly the observer's blister, the distinctive dive brakes, the high tail plane, and (below the blister) one of the lugs in which the accelerator / catapult engages. Photograph taken from the aircraft carrier HMS VENERABLE."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda flying low over the stern of HMS ONSLAUGHT during a raid in northern waters. One of the ships 4.7 inch guns can be seen in the foreground."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Sub Lieutenant L J Journing, of Dulwich, a member of 831 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm fixing his harness before climbing into the cockpit of his Fairey Barracuda bomber on board HMS FURIOUS. In the early hours of 6 May 1944, carrier-borne aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm made successful attacks on two enemy convoys off Kristiansund, Norway."
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"FLYING ADMIRAL. MAY 1945, HMS PEEWIT, ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, EAST HAVEN, NEAR ARBROATH. VICE ADMIRAL SIR A L ST G LYSTER, KCB, CVO, CBE, DSO, FLAG OFFICER IN CHARGE OF CARRIER TRAINING, AS HE PREPARED TO MAKE A FLYING VISIT TO THE BRITISH ESCORT CARRIER HMS SMITER. IT WOULD BE HIS 107TH DECK LANDING, AND HE HAS LANDED ON OVER 50 CARRIERS.
Vice Admiral Lyster entering the Fairey Barracuda at HMS PEEWIT. Note the Admiral's flag on the aircraft."
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"THE FAIREY BARRACUDATHE NAVY'S NEW TORPEDO BOMBER. JANUARY 1944, AT HMS CORMORANT II THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION, GIBRALTAR.
Discussing the merits of a newly assembled Fairey Barracuda after its first test flight are three naval test pilots. They are Lieutenant (A) M Compston, RN, from IOW, Lieutenant Commander (A) J Goodyear, RNVR, formerly Flying Instructor at DH's and Lieutenant Commander T Thompson, RN. The Fairey Barracudabehind them is being refuelled."
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"ON BOARD THE BRITISH LIGHT FLEET CARRIER HMS VENERABLE. JUNE 1945, ACTIVITIES ON BOARD THE VENERABLE, FLAGSHIP OF THE 11TH AIRCRAFT CARRIER SQUADRON.
Bombing up a Fairey Barracuda on the flight deck. The bomb is a 500 pound SAP, and is just being lifted clear of the trolley and with its cradle is being drawn up to the aircraft wing. Note the recess in the wing into which the port wheel retracts and also the dive breaks which give the Fairey Barracudait steep dive-bombing characteristics."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A close shave for a Fairey Barracuda of 812 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm that was operating from HMS VENGEANCE during exercises off Manus, Australia, when the pilot decided to go round again instead of landing on. The aircraft can be seen pulling up sharply and turning away just in front of the carrier's island, part of which can be seen in the foreground. He made a perfect landing the next time."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Fairey Fireflies (1771 Squadron), Fairey Barracudas (828 Squadron), and Supermarine Seafires (880 Squadron) of the Fleet Air Arm on the flight deck of HMS IMPLACABLE warming up ready to make strike on enemy shipping at the entrance to Alten Fjord, Norway."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda of 827 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm on fire from enemy flak having just landed on board HMS FURIOUS. The fire is put out by the crash party, the water used to fight the fire can still be seen lying on the deck."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Fairey Barracudas and Grumman Hellcats being ranged on the flight deck of HMS INDOMITABLE as the sun goes down. HMS HOWE is astern. This photograph was taken around the time of a Fleet Air Arm raid on Padang, supported by Allied Units of the Eastern Fleet. The raid was against the large Indaroeng cement manufacturing plant near Padang on the west coast of Sumatra and also against Emmahaven, the port of Padang."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda Mk III carrying the lifeboat before the demonstration drop of the navy's airborne lifeboat off Lee-on-Solent. The lifeboat, which is 17 ft, 9 ins long, was dropped by parachute to an air crew who were supposed to have forced landed into the sea. The lifeboat, self-righting, and self-baling is equipped with sails and an outboard engine which gives it a range of 120 miles at 4 knots. It contains special water purifying units, first aid outfits, rations and cigarettes."
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"THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
A Fairey Barracuda Mk III carrying the lifeboat before the demonstration drop of the navy's airborne lifeboat off Lee-on-Solent. The lifeboat, which is 17 ft, 9 ins long, was dropped by parachute to an air crew who were supposed to have forced landed into the sea. The lifeboat, self-righting, and self-baling is equipped with sails and an outboard engine which gives it a range of 120 miles at 4 knots. It contains special water purifying units, first aid outfits, rations and cigarettes."
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"FLEET AIR ARM ATTACK THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ. 3 APRIL 1944, ALTEN FJORD, WITH THE FLEET AIR ARM CREWS WHO HIT THE GERMAN BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ WITH HEAVY AND MEDIUM SIZED BOMBS AS SHE WAS ABOUT TO MOVE OFF FROM HER ANCHORAGE AT ALTEN FJORD, NORWAY, ON THE MORNING OF 3 APRIL 1944. THE FAIREY BARRACUDA BOMBERS WERE ESCORTED AND COVERED BY SEAFIRE, CHANCE-VOUGHT CORSAIR, HELLCAT, AND WILDCAT FIGHTERS FROM HM AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE HOME FLEET UNDER THE COMMAND OF VICE ADMIRAL SIR HENRY R MOORE, SECOND IN COMMAND HOME FLEET.
Second bombers over the almost smoke hidden TIRPITZ. When our last planes left she was in flames amidships."
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