Fairey Fulmar is a British, half-shell, metal, low-wing fighter plane from the Second World War. The design of the aircraft was developed at the beginning of 1938, and the first flight of the prototype took place on January 4, 1940. When building Fairey Fulmar machines, the experience and numerous components from the fast Battle bomber of the same company were used. Despite this, the Fulmar turned out to be a machine very easy to pilot, and above all, it achieved the assumed parameters. The plane entered service in May 1940, and it was drafted in 1945. During the war, 600 Fulmar's were produced in three varieties. The first (Mk.I) is a one-man version of the on-board fighter. The second (Mk.II) was a hunting machine adapted to operate from field airfields. Both were powered by a 1085HP Rolls-Royce Merlin VIII engine. Finally, the last version (NF. Mk.II) served as a night fighter and was powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin XXX engine. During World War II, Fairey Fulmar planes fought mainly in the Mediterranean and to a small extent (as part of RAF 803 squadron) over the skies of Ceylon. From 1943, they were replaced by Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V planes, adapted to operate from aircraft carriers. Technical data: length: 12.25 m, wingspan: 14.13 m, height: 4.27 m, maximum speed: 438 km / h, climb speed: 6.15 m / s, maximum range: 1255 km, maximum ceiling 8300m, armament: fixed - 9 Vickers 7.7mm machine guns, suspended - up to 110 kg of bombs.
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