Fairey Gannet T.5
Serial: XG883 Constructors No: F9412
XG883 in its flying days
... as the aircraft is now.
The centre cockpit instrument panel before ....
and after restoration.Details
Role: Pilot and armament conversion trainer Engine:1 x Armstrong Siddeley Double Mamba Span: 54' 4"Length: 43' 0" Maximum speed: 360 knots Crew: Pilot, Instructor and Student Armament:Large bomb bay capable of carrying variations of 81 gallon fuel tanks, 2 x Mk10 homing torpedoes, 1 x 2000lb, 2 x 100lb or 4 x 500lb bombs, 6 depth charges, mines, flares or markers. Underwing provision for 16 x 3" rockets with either 25lb or illuminant warheads.
About our Aircraft
|5/57||Maiden flight from Northolt to White Waltham, Berkshire. Fitting out and final preparations at White Waltham.|
|5/57-7/57||Stored, RNAS Anthorn, Cumbria.|
|7/57-1/60||Pre-delivery preparation work and storage, RNAS Abbotsinch, Strathclyde.|
|1/60-3/60||Radio installation work, RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire.|
|3/60-8/60||Station Flight, RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall.|
|8/60-7/64||849 NAS, RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall.|
|7/64-2/66||Modernisation work, White Waltham, Berkshire.|
|2/66-1/70||849 NAS,RNAS Brawdy, Pembrokeshire.|
|1/70-5/70||Stored, RNAS Brawdy, Pembrokeshire.|
|5/70-4/83||Stored, RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset.|
|4/83-3/96||Wales Aircraft Museum, Cardiff Airport, South Glamorgan.|
|3/96||Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Woodley, Berkshire.|