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Fairey Gannet. A photo. Characteristics.
Fairey Gannet. A photo. Characteristics.

Fairey Gannet. A photo. Characteristics.

United Kingdom

A type: single-engine anti-submarine aircraft, electronic warfare aircraft and aircraft of general purpose

Crew: three people next to each other

Designed to perform advanced technical requirements of the Navy GR.17 / 45, issued in October 1945 years, "Gannet» (Gannet - Cormorant) has successfully combined shock and anti-submarine role in the same plane, which was built not only for the operation of a small aircraft carrier decks, but uses vehicular diesel fuel. Unique turboprop aircraft "Gannet" was the key to the success of his operation, he was distinguished by independent co-axial screws. And one of them could be turned off to reduce fuel consumption and increase the range and time patrolling: both of these factors are vital to the marine anti-aircraft impact. It was built 256 aircraft modifications AS 1 / 4.

The first copies of the navy began to arrive in January 1955 years, a decade after the release of the Technical Requirements GR.17 / 45. After warplanes followed military training modification T 2 / T 5 (46 all copies). Both options, and anti uchebnotrenirovochny were sold to the Royal Australian Navy, West Germany and Indonesia. A number of aircraft modifications AS 4 later in 1960-ies, has been upgraded to version AS 6 / 7. At the same time, five aircraft were converted to cargo planes to deliver cargo to the deck of aircraft carriers (Carrier On-board Delivery - COD).

"Finally, as a result of a radical revision of the tasks for the Royal Navy in 1958-1961 44 years they were made of new aircraft AEW 3, equipped with a huge fairing under the fuselage to accommodate the aerial surveillance radar APS-20. AEW 3 were the last planes "Gannet" decommissioned in 1978 year.

Basic data

dimensions: To modify the AS 1

  • Length: 13,1 m
  • Wingspan: 16,5 m
  • Height: 4,16 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 6382 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 10 208 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 500 km / h
  • Flight range: 1066 km with full arms

Power point: "Double Mamba» (Double Mamba) 100 Company "Armstrong Siddeley» (Armstrong Siddeley)

Power: 2950 l. from. (2199 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • 17 September 1949 years

The surviving airworthymodifications: AS 1 (T 2 / T 5) and a AEW 3



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