The Fairey Gannet was a British carrier-borne aircraft of the post-Second World War era developed for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) by the Fairey Aviation Company. It was a mid-wing monoplane with a tricycle undercarriage and a crew of three, and a double turboprop engine driving two contra-rotating propellers.

Fairey Gannet A.E.W.3 XL450

Fairey Gannet A.E.W.3 XL450

Originally developed to meet the FAA’s anti-submarine warfare requirement, the Gannet was later adapted for operations as an electronic countermeasures and carrier onboard delivery aircraft. The Gannet AEW was a variant of the aircraft developed as a carrier-based airborne early warning platform.

Fairey Ganner camouflage for a Fleet Air Arm, Royal Australian Navy or West German Navy bird, Extra Dark Sea Grey, BS381C 640 topside,and Sky, BS381C 210 at lower and bottom sides. Fairey Gannet saw service in few roles and major are anti submarine missions, AEW and training. During all service it used three operational pattern. In the early days it is camouflaged Oxford Blue overal. Major camouflage pattern was Sky on the fuselage sides and fuselage and wings and tail bottom, with top surfaces in the Extra Dark Sea Grey. In trainer role they simple finished in the High Speed Silver with additional bands in yellow, first time, and latter in diaglo orange.

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