Supermarine Sailfish

Started by tigercat, June 11, 2011, 01:02:43 AM

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The Supermarine Sailfish was directly inspired by the (modest) successes experienced by the Imperial Japanese Navy with seaplane fighters such as the Nakajima A6M2-N (an adaptation of the Mitsubishi Zero) and the Kawanishi N1K. In theory, seaplanes were ideally suited to conditions in the Pacific theatre, and could turn any relatively calm area of coast into an airbase. The Sailfish was constructed to meet specification E.6/44. The same specification that the Saunders-Roe SR.A/1  was built to.

Building on their experience of seaplanes and amphibians Supermarine built a fighter with a powerful punch

of 4x 20mm cannon and 2x 30mm cannon.

The Sailfish could reach speeds of 579mph


Sweet & Well Done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: This is Too Cool & looks like something you'd see with Crews running to their Aircraft with the Order,"Scramble,Scramble! Enemy Ship Sighted!" and planes lifting off as the order Blairs from the PA! Top Notch Job :cheers: :cheers:Dan

Brian da Basher

Nice one, Tigercat! Very innovative!
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Brian da Basher


Tweaked the colour scheme 



Are the turrets from a ship model?
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