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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 5: The Post War Piston Era, Fairey Firefly

Canadian Warplanes of the Post War Piston Era, Fairey Firefly

Data current to 18 Dec 2018.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

Fairey Firefly AS Mk. V, RCN, Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, ca. 1949.

Fairey Firefly FR Mk. 1, (29), (Serial Nos. DK445, DK485, DK535, DK537, DK545, DK555, DK560, DK561, DK563- DK565, DK569, MB566, MB579, MB588, MB668, MB748, PP402, PP408, PP411- PP413, PP426, PP431, PP456, PP457, PP460, PP462, PP467), T Mk. I (3), (Serial Nos. DT975, MB433, MB443), T Mk. II (1), (Serial No. MB694), FR Mk. IV (13), (Serial Nos. TW741, TW753, VG963, VG966, VG971, VG979, VG997, VH123, VH126, VH128, VH129, VH131, VH143), AS Mk. V (11), (Serial Nos. VH125, VH130, VH134- VH142), for a total of 57 aircraft.

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, Royal Navy, ca 1944.  (RN Photo)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1 landing, Royal Navy, ca 1944.  (RN Photo)

 (RCN Photo via Bruce Dealhoy)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, HMCS Magnificent.

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, on board an RCN carrier.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, RCN, on deck.  (RCN Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1.  (RCN Photo)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, RCN.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Faiery Firefly Mk. I being loaded with 3-inch rockets armed with a 60-lb practice warhead head, RCN, 4 May 1949.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No.  3199292)

Fairey Firefly Mk. 1, RCN.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. I, HMCS Warrior, before 1948.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4820989)

 (RCN Photo via Dave Tyre)

Fairey Firefly FR Mk 1, gets a "wave off", HMCS Warrior, 1946.

 (RCN Photo via Dave Tyre)

Fairey Firefly FR Mk 1, on deck, HMCS Warrior, 1946.

 (RCN Photo via Mike Kaehler)

Fairey Firefly Mk. I, RCN (Serial No. MB579).

Fairey Firefly F.R. Mk. I, RCN (Serial No. PP462), AB-J.  (Photo courtesy of Paul Mitcheltree)

Fairey Firefly F.R. Mk. I, RCN (Serial No. PP462), AB-J.  (Photo courtesy of Paul Mitcheltree)

Fairey Firefly Mk. V formation, RCN.  (CFB Shearwater Photo Collection)

Fairey Firefly Mk. V, RCN. ca. 1949.  (Photo courtesy of the Shearwater Aviation Museum)

Fairey Firefly Mk. V, Shearwater, having its 20-mm guns removed, 7 Oct 1948.  (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3525105)

Fairey Firefly FR Mk. IV, RCN (Serial No. TW753), No. 825 Squadron, damaged after swerving off the flightdeck of HMCS Magnificent at sea.  (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3194865)

 (Author Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Fairey Firefly Mk. V, Canadian Warplane Heritage, lost at the Toronto Air Show, Aug 1977, shown here visiting CFB North Bay, Ontario a few days earlier.