Fairey Firefly T.3

The Fairey Firefly T.3 was produced to train observers in anti-submarine warfare. Like the T.1 and T.2 it was produced by giving surplus FR.Is a new raised rear cockpit, but unlike the earlier aircraft the trainee used the rear cockpit while the trainer flew the aircraft from the normal pilot's position. The rear cockpit was equipped with the radar equipment, and the T.3 retained the ASH radar used on the FR.I, although the four cannon were removed. Perhaps as many as fifty T.3s were produced, and were used by 796 Squadron, Observers School at St. Merryn between July 1950 and June 1953, when they were replaced by the three-seat Firefly T.7.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (31 January 2010), Fairey Firefly T.3 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_fairey_firefly_T3.html

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