Fairey Barracuda on HMS Illustrious

Fairey Barracuda on HMS Illustrious
Here we see a Fairey Barracuda with its wings folded being lowered into the hanger on HMS Illustrious.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 July 2010), Fairey Barracuda on HMS Illustrious, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_barracuda_illustrious.html

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