Fairey Firefly FR-1

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Fairey Firefly FR-1

Joined: October 30th, 2005, 1:44 pm

April 17th, 2012, 2:08 pm #1

From AZ Models in 1/48 scale, built mostly OOTB except for canopy, spinner, propellers, wheels and guns wich are from Barracuda; painted with Model Master enamels, decals are from the kit and my spare box.

The model is for a Royal Canadian Navy Firefly FR-1 of 826 squadron onboard aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent in 1949.



















and what happen to her on november 1949.




Another crowded day in the goofers. The crane housing takes another shot. Fairey Firefly PP462 had been embarked on HMCS Magnificent with 826 Squadron only three days when, on 19 November 1949, LCdr. T.J. Roberts caught No. 3 wire on landing but couldn't prevent PP462 from veering to starboard and striking the ship's crane aft of the island. PP462 returned to operation with 826 Squadron in February 1950. PP462 was placed in "Storage and Repair" from April 1950 until March 1954 when it was one of nine RCN Firefly FR 1's sold to the government of Ethiopia. In 1993, a Canadian air attaché to Egypt happened upon the derelict remains of PP462 and the others in Ethiopia. Through diplomatic agreement the Ethiopian government donated to Canada the two best preserved Fireflies, which were airlifted by Canadian Forces C-130 Hercules to Shearwater and Ottawa. Firefly PP462 was given to the Shearwater Aviation Museum since Shearwater was the Firefly's main base of operations and the Shearwater Aviation Museum has earned an excellent reputation for preserving Canada's maritime military aviation heritage. Today, the SAM is restoring PP462 to flying status. The second Firefly was given to the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. RCN Photo via Cameron Fraser




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April 17th, 2012, 2:13 pm #2

Great job on that not so easy build !!
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April 17th, 2012, 2:43 pm #3

From AZ Models in 1/48 scale, built mostly OOTB except for canopy, spinner, propellers, wheels and guns wich are from Barracuda; painted with Model Master enamels, decals are from the kit and my spare box.

The model is for a Royal Canadian Navy Firefly FR-1 of 826 squadron onboard aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent in 1949.



















and what happen to her on november 1949.




Another crowded day in the goofers. The crane housing takes another shot. Fairey Firefly PP462 had been embarked on HMCS Magnificent with 826 Squadron only three days when, on 19 November 1949, LCdr. T.J. Roberts caught No. 3 wire on landing but couldn't prevent PP462 from veering to starboard and striking the ship's crane aft of the island. PP462 returned to operation with 826 Squadron in February 1950. PP462 was placed in "Storage and Repair" from April 1950 until March 1954 when it was one of nine RCN Firefly FR 1's sold to the government of Ethiopia. In 1993, a Canadian air attaché to Egypt happened upon the derelict remains of PP462 and the others in Ethiopia. Through diplomatic agreement the Ethiopian government donated to Canada the two best preserved Fireflies, which were airlifted by Canadian Forces C-130 Hercules to Shearwater and Ottawa. Firefly PP462 was given to the Shearwater Aviation Museum since Shearwater was the Firefly's main base of operations and the Shearwater Aviation Museum has earned an excellent reputation for preserving Canada's maritime military aviation heritage. Today, the SAM is restoring PP462 to flying status. The second Firefly was given to the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. RCN Photo via Cameron Fraser




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yeah, I´m with Russ :-)
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April 17th, 2012, 3:21 pm #4

From AZ Models in 1/48 scale, built mostly OOTB except for canopy, spinner, propellers, wheels and guns wich are from Barracuda; painted with Model Master enamels, decals are from the kit and my spare box.

The model is for a Royal Canadian Navy Firefly FR-1 of 826 squadron onboard aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent in 1949.



















and what happen to her on november 1949.




Another crowded day in the goofers. The crane housing takes another shot. Fairey Firefly PP462 had been embarked on HMCS Magnificent with 826 Squadron only three days when, on 19 November 1949, LCdr. T.J. Roberts caught No. 3 wire on landing but couldn't prevent PP462 from veering to starboard and striking the ship's crane aft of the island. PP462 returned to operation with 826 Squadron in February 1950. PP462 was placed in "Storage and Repair" from April 1950 until March 1954 when it was one of nine RCN Firefly FR 1's sold to the government of Ethiopia. In 1993, a Canadian air attaché to Egypt happened upon the derelict remains of PP462 and the others in Ethiopia. Through diplomatic agreement the Ethiopian government donated to Canada the two best preserved Fireflies, which were airlifted by Canadian Forces C-130 Hercules to Shearwater and Ottawa. Firefly PP462 was given to the Shearwater Aviation Museum since Shearwater was the Firefly's main base of operations and the Shearwater Aviation Museum has earned an excellent reputation for preserving Canada's maritime military aviation heritage. Today, the SAM is restoring PP462 to flying status. The second Firefly was given to the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. RCN Photo via Cameron Fraser




Serge Dompierre
Your model looks great and below are two photographs taken over a year ago showing PP462 under restoration.





Thanks for posting.

Cheers, Vic
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April 17th, 2012, 5:39 pm #5

Great job on that not so easy build !!
very appreciated.

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April 17th, 2012, 5:40 pm #6

yeah, I´m with Russ :-)
much appreciated.

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April 17th, 2012, 5:41 pm #7

Your model looks great and below are two photographs taken over a year ago showing PP462 under restoration.





Thanks for posting.

Cheers, Vic
for your kind compliment and the pics, really appreciated. Best regards.

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April 18th, 2012, 12:31 am #8

From AZ Models in 1/48 scale, built mostly OOTB except for canopy, spinner, propellers, wheels and guns wich are from Barracuda; painted with Model Master enamels, decals are from the kit and my spare box.

The model is for a Royal Canadian Navy Firefly FR-1 of 826 squadron onboard aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent in 1949.



















and what happen to her on november 1949.




Another crowded day in the goofers. The crane housing takes another shot. Fairey Firefly PP462 had been embarked on HMCS Magnificent with 826 Squadron only three days when, on 19 November 1949, LCdr. T.J. Roberts caught No. 3 wire on landing but couldn't prevent PP462 from veering to starboard and striking the ship's crane aft of the island. PP462 returned to operation with 826 Squadron in February 1950. PP462 was placed in "Storage and Repair" from April 1950 until March 1954 when it was one of nine RCN Firefly FR 1's sold to the government of Ethiopia. In 1993, a Canadian air attaché to Egypt happened upon the derelict remains of PP462 and the others in Ethiopia. Through diplomatic agreement the Ethiopian government donated to Canada the two best preserved Fireflies, which were airlifted by Canadian Forces C-130 Hercules to Shearwater and Ottawa. Firefly PP462 was given to the Shearwater Aviation Museum since Shearwater was the Firefly's main base of operations and the Shearwater Aviation Museum has earned an excellent reputation for preserving Canada's maritime military aviation heritage. Today, the SAM is restoring PP462 to flying status. The second Firefly was given to the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. RCN Photo via Cameron Fraser




Serge Dompierre
Great job on your Firefly!Thanks for posting it......Paul
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Joined: October 30th, 2005, 1:44 pm

April 18th, 2012, 1:18 am #9

Hightly appreciated.

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April 19th, 2012, 4:48 pm #10

From AZ Models in 1/48 scale, built mostly OOTB except for canopy, spinner, propellers, wheels and guns wich are from Barracuda; painted with Model Master enamels, decals are from the kit and my spare box.

The model is for a Royal Canadian Navy Firefly FR-1 of 826 squadron onboard aircraft carrier HMCS Magnificent in 1949.



















and what happen to her on november 1949.




Another crowded day in the goofers. The crane housing takes another shot. Fairey Firefly PP462 had been embarked on HMCS Magnificent with 826 Squadron only three days when, on 19 November 1949, LCdr. T.J. Roberts caught No. 3 wire on landing but couldn't prevent PP462 from veering to starboard and striking the ship's crane aft of the island. PP462 returned to operation with 826 Squadron in February 1950. PP462 was placed in "Storage and Repair" from April 1950 until March 1954 when it was one of nine RCN Firefly FR 1's sold to the government of Ethiopia. In 1993, a Canadian air attaché to Egypt happened upon the derelict remains of PP462 and the others in Ethiopia. Through diplomatic agreement the Ethiopian government donated to Canada the two best preserved Fireflies, which were airlifted by Canadian Forces C-130 Hercules to Shearwater and Ottawa. Firefly PP462 was given to the Shearwater Aviation Museum since Shearwater was the Firefly's main base of operations and the Shearwater Aviation Museum has earned an excellent reputation for preserving Canada's maritime military aviation heritage. Today, the SAM is restoring PP462 to flying status. The second Firefly was given to the Canadian Aviation Museum in Ottawa. RCN Photo via Cameron Fraser




Serge Dompierre
Quel superbe Firefly!

J'ai beaucoup admiré les modèles que tu nous a montrés ces dernières semaines.
Il sont tous très bien finis.
Je n'ai pas beaucoup le temps ces dernières semaines de regarder le forum. C'est pourquoi mes commentaires sont plutôt rares.

J'ai terminé le Bv222. Cette grosse bête m'a pris 6 mois de travail pour un résultat que je ne trouve pas super.
J'espère poster l'article aujourd'hui encore.

Amitiés

Jacques
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