Blackburn Firebrand TF.III from the left

Blackburn Firebrand TF.III from the left

Although the serial number isn't entirely clear, the radial engine and bubble canopy identify this as a Blackburn Firebrand Mk III. Aircraft DK 372 and DK 373 were the only Mk IIIs in the 370s, so it has to be one of them, probably DK373. When it first flew, the Firebrand TF.II was the first single seat torpedo bomber in the world, but the engine changes needed for the Mk. III slowed its development, and it entered service just after the end of the Second World War.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (4 February 2019), Blackburn Firebrand TF.III from the left , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_firebrand_left.html

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