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Fairey Fulmar

Two-seat reconaissance fighter, a development of the P.4/34 light bomber. The Fulmar was inferior to modern single-seat fighters, but it was a reliable, sturdy aircraft with long range. At least it provided the RN with a monoplane fighter.

General characteristics Fulmar Mk. II
Primary function Fighter
Power plant One Rolls-Royce Merlin 30 engine
Thrust 1,300 HP 970 kW
Wingspan 46.4 ft 14.14 m
Length 40.2 ft 12.24 m
Height 10.66 ft 3.25 m
Wingarea 342 sq ft 31.77 sq m
Weight empty 7,015 lb 3,182 kg
max. 10,200 lb 4,627 kg
Speed 273 mph 440 km/h
Ceiling 27,230 ft 8,300 m
Range 780 mi 1,255 km
Armament 8-9x 7.7mm machine gun, 2x 113 kg bomb
Crew Two
First flight 4.1.1940
Date deployed May 1940
Number built 600

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