Title: Submarine Hunter - Fairey Gannet ASW.1 in service with the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm
Author: Patynowski, Zbigniew
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2008
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket - 248 pages
Comments: The history of the Fairey Gannet ASW.1 in service with the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Air Arm.
The Fairey Gannet was a British carrier-borne anti-submarine warfare and airborne early warning aircraft of the post-Second World War era developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm by the Fairey Aviation Company. It is a mid-wing monoplane with a tricycle undercarriage and a crew of three, and double turboprop engine driving two contra-rotating propellers.
The Royal Australian Navy purchased the Gannet AS.1 (36 aircraft). It operated from the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and the shore base HMAS Albatross near Nowra, New South Wales. Indonesia bought a number of AS.4 and T.5s (re-modelled from RN AS.1s and T.2s) in 1959. Some Gannets were later acquired by various other countries.
The ASW.1 was the Three-seat anti-submarine version.
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