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    Fairey Firefly tech info?

    I'm going to put it out there as there isn't much online or available through the museum, but does anyone have any technical information on the Firefly FR 5, Mk6's?
    They used a Griffon 72 and I would also be interested in any flight dynamics info.

    Cheers
    Doug
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    Capt Winkle Brown has a chapter in his book "Wings of the Navy" on the plane.

    1735 HP at Sl Griffon IIB. Griffon XII 1990 hp. Flaps and gear retraction cause nose up trim, moderate elevator buffet in the stall, heavy ailerons at speed.

    Max speed 316 mph Sl, 345 mph at 12,500 ft.

    Youngman flaps probably the most "interesting" part of the plalne.

    T

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    They were fun to animate.
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    Doug, have a look here it may be of some use to you though no flight info, the Firefly Pilots notes are for a earlier Mk that the one you are looking for but it may relate, I think I sent you this before some time ago so dump it if I did

    http://www.answers.com/topic/rolls-royce-griffon

    Rich

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    Hi Rich. I never had a copy of pilot notes. Thanks for that. I almost ordered it online but it only has a small amount of tech data. Glad I know now. Interesting read though, appreciate it very much.

    Doug
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    I know I came across an awful lot of it recently but don't remember where I found it.

    It wasn't what I was looking for at the time, so I don't know if I kept the information.
    What specifically are you looking for? Weights and balances, dimensions, performance, handling?

    - Ivan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnerg View Post
    ...does anyone have any technical information on the Firefly FR 5, Mk6's...
    At the risk of duplicating your efforts, did you view these pages for info ?:

    http://www.faireyfirefly.com/index.p...e=contributors

    http://translate.google.com/translat...84%26lang%3Den

    http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircr...ircraft_id=453

    http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acdata_p...firefly_en.php
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