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Maintenance crew bringing a torpedo-loaded Fairey Swordfish onto the flight deck of the BATTLER by Hydraulic lift. © IWM (A 16650)

Maintenance crew bringing a torpedo-loaded Fairey Swordfish onto the flight deck of the BATTLER by Hydraulic lift. © IWM (A

Flight of Fairey Swordfish of No.820 Squadron, HMS Ark Royal

Flight of Fairey Swordfish of Squadron, HMS Ark Royal

Supermarine Walrus being towed by an Indian "tractor"

Supermarine Walrus being towed by an elephant, somewhere in India. I don't have any info on unit or exact location, or a specific photo credit.

A view as crew members of the 376th Bombardment Group work on a B-24-Liberators at the U.S Air Force Base in Benghazi, Libya.

A view as crew members of the Bombardment Group work on a at the U.S Air Force Base in Benghazi, Libya.

Fairey Swordfish launching torpedo.

british-eevee: “ Swordfish launching a torpedo (Date and location unknown) ”

Royal Navy Fairey Swordfish LS423 at the Arbroath Naval Air Day in June 1959.

Royal Navy Fairey Swordfish at the Arbroath Naval Air Day in June

Seafire III of 887 Squadron FAA with British Pacific Fleet markings -  in 1945 -  HMS Indefatigable (R10) en route from Australia to New Zealand in November 1945.

Seafire III of 887 Squadron FAA with British Pacific Fleet markings - in 1945 - HMS Indefatigable en route from Australia to New Zealand in November

Loading Fairey Swordfish with torpedoes

Fitting the torpedoes on to the Fairey Swordfish aircraft during training for pilots for naval aircraft at HMS JACKDAW

Fairey Swordfish. It was so slow (139mph top speed) that the Bismark's fire control could not calculate the AA guns. It also flew so low many of the AA guns could not angle low enough to hit it. It helped sink the Bismark and was in service until the end of WW2. The stringbag.

It was so slow top speed) that the Bismarck's fire control could not calculate the AA guns. It also flew so low many of the AA guns could not angle low enough to hit it. It helped sink the Bismarck and was in service until the end of

Hawker Typhoon NZ squadron

"Amazed how many colour photos there are of Tiffys" KB Pilots of 257 Squadron RAF, based at Warmwell, Dorset, England, pose in front of a Typhoon - August 1943

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