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Fairey Swordfish
Swordfish bomber 1
Role Bomber
Operators United Kingdom
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Pilot
7.7mm machine gun
Bombs
Position 2 7.7 machine gun
Fairey Swordfish
Swordfish subhunter 1
Role Submarine Hunter
Operators United Kingdom
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Pilot
7.7mm machine gun
Depth charges
Position 2 7.7 machine gun

The Fairey Swordfish is a British biplane naval bomber.

DescriptionEdit

First entered service in 1936, the Fairey Swordfish was already perceived to be outdated by the outbreak of World War II. This did not deter the shipborne aircraft from achieving successes, as it had shown in Battle of Taranto against the Italian navy, as well as its contribution to the sinking of German battleship Bismarck. The replacements like the Fairey Albacore are already available, the sturdy Swordfish remained in front line service until the end of the war.

The Swordfish can be found in two different payload configurations in Battlegroup42: six bombs or four depth charges. It is also equipped with a forward firing Vickers machine gun for the pilot and a rearward firing Vickers K machine gun for the rear gunner.

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