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Fairey Firefly AS.Mk 6

By Htam
Fairey Firefly AS.Mk 6

@ Las Vegas, NV

November 2007

A very rare Fairey Firefly makes a flyby during the 2007 Aviation Nation airshow.  This carrier-based anti-submarine aircraft was introduced as a fighter in 1943 and moved on to other functions postwar, serving with the Fleet Air Arm until 1953.  Both the UK and Australia Fireflies flew ground attack operations off various aircraft carriers in the Korean War.  Of the 1,700 produced, there are 24 known survivors and only three airworthy ones.

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