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Fairey Barracuda
The FAIREY BARRACUDA was a British carrier- borne torpedo and dive bomber used during the Second World War , the first of its type used by the Royal Navy\'s Fleet Air Arm to be fabricated entirely from metal . It was introduced as a replacement for the Fairey Swordfish and Fairey Albacore
Fairey Albacore
biplanes . It is notable for its role in attacking the German battleship Tirpitz , and known for its ungainly appearance on the ground. CONTENTS * 1 Design and development * 2 Operational history * 2.1 British service * 2.2 Canadian service * 3 Surviving aircraft * 4 Variants * 5 Operators * 6 Specifications (Barracuda Mk II) * 7 See also * 8 References * 8.1 Notes * 8.2 Citations * 8.3 Bibliography * 9 External links DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENTThe Barracuda resulted from Air Ministry Specification S.24/37 issued in 1937 for a monoplane torpedo bomber to meet Operational Requirement OR.35
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Torpedo Bomber
A TORPEDO BOMBER is a military aircraft designed primarily to attack ships with aerial torpedoes . Torpedo bombers came into existence just before the First World War almost as soon as aircraft were built that were capable of carrying the weight of a torpedo, and remained an important aircraft type until they were rendered obsolete by anti-ship missiles . They were an important element in many famous Second World War battles, notably the British attack at Taranto
Taranto
and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor . CONTENTS * 1 Types * 2 History * 2.1 First torpedo bombers * 2.2 First World War * 2.3 Interwar years * 2.4 Second World War * 2.5 Replacement and obsolescence * 2.5.1 Rockets * 2.5.2 Multi-role attack/strike aircraft * 3 Tactics * 4 Notable torpedo bomber pilots * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links TYPES Torpedo bombers first appeared immediately prior to the First World War
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Dive Bomber
A DIVE BOMBER is a bomber aircraft that dives directly at its targets in order to provide greater accuracy for the bomb it drops. Diving towards the target simplifies the bomb's trajectory and allows the pilot to keep visual contact throughout the bomb run. This allows attacks on point targets and ships, which were difficult to attack with conventional "level" bombers, even _en-masse_. CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 Bombing accuracy * 2.1 Horizontal bombing * 2.2 Dive bombing * 3 History * 3.1 Origins * 3.2 World War I * 3.3 Interwar era * 3.4 World War II * 3.4.1 European theater * 3.4.2 Pacific theater * 4 Decline * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links DEFINITIONA dive bomber dives at a steep angle, normally between 45 and 60 degrees or even up to a near vertical dive of 80 degrees with Ju-87 , and thus requires an abrupt pull-up after dropping its bombs
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Fairey Aviation
The FAIREY AVIATION COMPANY LIMITED was a British aircraft manufacturer of the first half of the 20th century based in Hayes in Middlesex and Heaton Chapel and RAF Ringway in Lancashire. Notable for the design of a number of important military aircraft, including the Fairey III family, the Swordfish , Firefly , and Gannet , it had a strong presence in the supply of naval aircraft, and also built bombers for the RAF. After World War II the company diversified into mechanical engineering and boat-building. The aircraft manufacturing arm was taken over by Westland Aircraft in 1960. Following a series of mergers and takeovers, the principal successor businesses to the company now trade as FBM Babcock Marine Ltd , Spectris plc, and WFEL (formerly Williams Fairey Engineering Limited), the latter manufacturing portable bridges
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Blackburn Aircraft
BLACKBURN AIRCRAFT LIMITED was a British aircraft manufacturer that concentrated mainly on naval and maritime aircraft during the first part of the 20th century. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Aircraft
Aircraft
* 3 Piston engines * 4 Gas turbine engines (with Turbomeca) * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYBlackburn Aircraft
Aircraft
was founded by Robert Blackburn , who built his first aircraft in Leeds
Leeds
in 1908. The Blackburn Aeroplane & Motor Company was created in 1914, established in a new factory built at Brough , East Riding of Yorkshire in 1916, where Robert's brother Norman Blackburn was later managing director. By acquiring the Cirrus-Hermes company in 1937, Blackburn started producing aircraft engines, the Blackburn Cirrus range. By 1937, pressure to re-arm was growing and the Yorkshire factory was approaching capacity
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Boulton Paul
BOULTON PAUL AIRCRAFT LTD was a British aircraft manufacturer that was incorporated in 1934, although its origins in aircraft manufacturing began earlier in 1914, and lasted until 1961. The company mainly built and modified aircraft under contract to other manufacturers, but had a few notable designs of its own, such as the Defiant fighter and the Balliol trainer. The company's origins date back to an ironmonger's shop founded in 1797 in Norwich
Norwich
. By the early 1900s, Boulton & Paul Ltd
Boulton & Paul Ltd
was a successful general manufacturing firm. The aircraft building business was sold off from the main construction business in 1934 and then moved to Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
under its new name Boulton Paul Aircraft
Boulton Paul Aircraft
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Westland Aircraft
WESTLAND AIRCRAFT was a British aircraft manufacturer located in Yeovil in Somerset
Somerset
. Formed as a separate company by separation from Petters Ltd just before the start of the World War II , Westland had been building aircraft since 1915. During the war the company produced a number of generally unsuccessful designs, but their Lysander would serve as an important liaison aircraft with the Royal Air Force . After the war the company focused on helicopters , and was merged with several other British firms to create Westland Helicopters in 1961
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Royal Navy
The ROYAL NAVY (RN) is the United Kingdom 's naval warfare force . Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years War against the kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the SENIOR SERVICE. From the middle decades of the 17th century and through the 18th century, the Royal Navy vied with the Dutch Navy and later with the French Navy for maritime supremacy. From the mid 18th century it was the world's most powerful navy until surpassed by the United States Navy during the Second World War . The Royal Navy played a key part in establishing the British Empire as the unmatched world power during the 19th and first part of the 20th centuries
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Aircraft Carrier
An AIRCRAFT CARRIER is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase , equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft . Typically, it is the capital ship of a fleet, as it allows a naval force to project air power worldwide without depending on local bases for staging aircraft operations . Aircraft carriers are expensive to build and are critical assets. Carriers have evolved since their inception in the early twentieth century from wooden vessels used to deploy balloons to nuclear-powered warships that carry numerous fighter planes , strike aircraft , helicopters , and other types of aircraft. There is no single definition of an "aircraft carrier," and modern navies use several variants of the type. These variants are sometimes categorized as sub-types of aircraft carriers, and sometimes as distinct types of naval aviation -capable ships
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Carrier-based Aircraft
CARRIER-BASED AIRCRAFT, sometimes known as CARRIER-CAPABLE AIRCRAFT or CARRIER-BORNE AIRCRAFT, are naval aircraft designed for operations from aircraft carriers . They must be able to launch in a short distance and be sturdy enough to withstand the abrupt forces of launching from and recovering on a pitching deck. In addition, their wings are generally able to fold up, easing operations in tight quarters. Such aircraft are designed for many purposes including air-to-air combat , surface attack , anti-submarine warfare (ASW) , search and rescue (SAR) , transport (COD) , weather observation , reconnaissance and airborne early warning and control (AEW">_ Grumman Martlet lining up the flight deck of HMS Formidable_ . The first carrier landing and take-off of a jet aircraft, by a De Havilland Vampire in 1945
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World War Ii
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations * Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War (more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIES AXIS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Fleet Air Arm
1914 (As the Royal Naval Air Service ) 1924 (as the naval branch of the Royal Air Force) 1937 (as part of Naval Service ) COUNTRY ALLEGIANCE Queen Elizabeth II BRANCH Royal Navy SIZE 5,000 personnel Approx
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Metal
A METAL (from Greek μέταλλον _métallon_, "mine, quarry, metal" ) is a material (an element , compound , or alloy ) that is typically hard, opaque , shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity . Metals are generally malleable —that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking—as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals; the others are nonmetals or metalloids . Some elements appear in both metallic and non-metallic forms. Astrophysicists use the term "metal" to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium , the simplest two, in a star. The star fuses smaller atoms, mostly hydrogen and helium, to make larger ones over its lifetime. In that sense, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of all heavier chemical elements, not just traditional metals
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Fairey Swordfish
The FAIREY SWORDFISH was a biplane torpedo bomber designed by the Fairey Aviation Company . Originating in the early 1930s, the Swordfish, nicknamed "Stringbag", was operated by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy , in addition to having been equipped by the Royal Air Force (RAF) alongside multiple overseas operators, including the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Royal Netherlands Navy . It was initially operated primarily as a fleet attack aircraft; during its later years, the Swordfish became increasingly used as an anti-submarine and training platform. The type was in frontline service throughout the entirety of the Second World War , but it was already considered obsolescent at the outbreak of the conflict in 1939
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