Developed in Britain as an anti-submarine and strike aircraft, the Fairey Gannet first flew in September of 1949. Used by the Royal Navy — in addition to service in Australia, Indonesia, and Germany — the monoplane featured a tricycle undercarriage and a double turboprop engine. It was retired in December of 1978.
This limited edition, 1/72 scale, die cast model — replicating a Gannet Mk. 4 used by the UA+ 106 of the German Navy — features a detailed cockpit, glazed blister canopies, contra-rotating propellers, extended tricycle landing gear, authentic markings, and a display stand. Measures approximately 7¼" long with a 9" wingspan.
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