Top 7 articles on Fairey Firefly

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AS 5 Firefly, N1 – VX-385, 817 Sqn RAN HMAS Sydney 1951.

by Allan John Withers on April 12, 2016 in Aviation -- 8 Comments

My first Firefly, 1/72 Special Hobby, finished in Model Master, Xtracolor X5, enamels with Halo decals, Future and Xtraflat


RAN Fairey Firefly AS.6 cockpit

Here are a few photos from Australian National Avation Museum at Moorabbin airport, Melbourne, Australia. Thought someone might like a “sit-around” in the cockpit of Fairey Firefly AS.6, WD 827. General impression is good view forward and to the sides. […]


Special Hobby 1/48 Firefly Mk.V

by Tom Cleaver on October 1, 2015 in Aviation -- 9 Comments

During the last year of the Second World War, the Fairey Firefly F.R.I had proven itself the best British designed carrier strike aircraft used in the conflict. With the end of the war and the need to get rid of […]


1/48 Fairey Firefly FR.I

by John Healy on September 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Firefly mania continued unabated in my workshop all summer! This is the newish Special Hobby kit completed as an example from 1770NAS, HMS Indefatigable during the “Operation Lentil” strike on Japanese refineries in Malaya. It still bears Eastern Fleet markings, […]


1/48 Firefly FR.4

by John Healy on July 30, 2014 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

This is the recent Special Hobby kit finished as a Dutch Navy example based in New Guinea. These were the last Fireflies in service anywhere, and were replaced by Hawker Hunters in 1962. The model assembles extremely well and really […]

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1/48 Fairey Firefly MK I by Grand Phoenix

by Michael Wayne Knowles on August 29, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

The Firefly was a replacement for the Fairey Fulmer shipboard two-seat fighter. The British felt that over water flights were too exhausting, so they added a navigator / observer to share the load with the pilot. This may have provided […]


Firefly Mk.I 1/72 Восточный Экспресс (ex-FROG)

by Korolev Vlad on July 29, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

One of my old works. Modified the interior: the instruments, sight, replaced the second cockpit glazing, made lamp, rearview mirror. Wells made the wheel bays. Painted by Humbrol, Revell. Best regards, Vlad.