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Modern Aeroplane Types: The Fairy Firely Fleet Air Arm Fighter

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 February 1945



Considering the all‐round heaviness caused by Naval requirements, the Firefly FI has a good performance—although to class it as a fighter is a misnomer. It would be impossible to design an aeroplane (with the same engine as the latest single‐seater fighters) that could carry a crew of two, together with most elaborate radio, be fitted with deck‐arrester gear and folding wings, and still have a performance comparable with any modern fighter.


(1945), "Modern Aeroplane Types: The Fairy Firely Fleet Air Arm Fighter", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 47-51.




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