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Corgi Fairey Swordfish No 810 Sqn Royal Navy Yeovilton Scale 1/72 AA36302

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SKU:
AA36302
UPC:
5055530111943
Condition:
Used
Weight:
0.75 KGS
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Age Guidance:
14 years and Over
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The Fairey Swordfish No 810 Sqn of the Royal Navy Yeovilton was a famous torpedo bomber squadron that flew during World War II. They are particularly well known for their role in sinking the German battleship Bismarck in 1941.

The squadron was formed in 1933 and initially flew Blackburn Dart biplanes. They were re-equipped with Fairey Swordfish biplanes in 1938. The Swordfish was a canvas-covered biplane that looked outdated even by the standards of World War II. However, it was a capable aircraft, and the 810 squadron played a distinguished role in the war.

The squadron saw action in many theaters during the war, including the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Far East. In addition to the sinking of the Bismarck, they also participated in the Battle of Taranto, the Norway Campaign, and the landings in North Africa and Italy.

The squadron was disbanded in 1945 after the war ended. The Fairey Swordfish is no longer in service, but it remains a popular aircraft with aviation enthusiasts. One of the Swordfish from 810 Sqn, the oldest surviving Swordfish in the world, is now part of the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton, England.

Age Guidance:
14 years and Over
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