Fairey Gannet T.5

Serial: XG883 Constructors No: F9412

XG883 in its flying days

XG883 in its flying days

... as the aircraft is now.

... as the aircraft is now.

The centre cockpit instrument panel before ....

The centre cockpit instrument panel before ....

and after restoration.

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.