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The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish is a P&W PT6 conversion of the venerable Fairey Swordfish. The Vintage Wings of Canada Museum did this because of the poor serviceabality and impossible to find parts of the original Bristol Pegasus engine. They had owned the Swordfish for 11 1/2 years and had magaged a pitiful 36 flight hours, most of that having been made on a flight to Oshkosh.

The change resulted in sparkling performance increases across all measures, especially hot and high climb and a 77 knot top speed increase, although new flutter analysis will have to be undertaken.

If you are in the market for a WWII vintage biplane that can now be serviced anywhere that maintains PT6s, the aircraft is for sale.

More information about the TurboFish is available here: http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNews/Stories/tabid/116/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/609/Fairey-Vintech-Swordfish-Turbine-Conversion.aspx
 

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Re: The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

You're six weeks too late.

Chris
 

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Re: The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

See here . . . ;) ::)

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,26358.msg329153.html#msg329153


cheers,
Robin.
 

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I was right . . . ;D

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1070.msg329232.html#msg329232


cheers,
Robin.
 

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Re: The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

This is a turboprop conversion and it is unbuilt. This semantically could be the proper place for it. Judging by the paucity of posts today, it was a way of livening up a slow Sunday afternoon.

The Blacklist. That is an NBC drama starring James Spader as a master criminal who uses his underworld knowledge to help the Justice Department when it also furthers his own interests.

OBB, revealing so blatantly that this was an April Fools post is like standing in the theater at the beginning of the movie and telling everyone how it ends. The intent was to let readers go to the link and have it revealed to them like the twist of a good joke. Shame!

In my heart of hearts, I know with certainty that the Admiralty would have gone all in for this conversion. With the extra speed and carrying capacity enabled by the PT6, the "Fish" could have zoomed their way back to the Ark Royal for a torpedo reload and come back to finish the Bismarck on the spot.
 

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Re: The Fairey-Vintech TurboFish-A Turbine Conversion of the Fairey Swordfish

Richard N said:
OBB, revealing so blatantly that this was an April Fools post is like standing in the theater at the beginning of the movie and telling everyone how it ends. The intent was to let readers go to the link and have it revealed to them like the twist of a good joke. Shame!
The shame comes in perpetrating hoaxes in a place intended as a historically accurate accounting of reality.
 

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April Fools often are really funny and I don't think, that many of us would spoil them at the 1st, maybe not even
on the 2nd of April. But more than a month later ... ? I would still be commuting using a long diversion, because
we were told in the newspaper, that two lines of the suburban train aren't running through as usual, because
during maintenance works fossils of an still unknown species of mammoth were found ...

And though I can read Italian only via help of an online translator, I'm not sure, if this was just a continuation of
that joke, or if we really have a victim here:
https://www.vfraviation.it/notizie/fairey-swordfish-turboprop-oltraggio-o-nuova-vita/
 

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I must admit that Turbo-Fish prank was so excellently done that even I, a seasoned lover of (and once relentless perpetrator of) fake aircraft, could easily have fallen for it!
 

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Central Float Spitfire Floatplane

Single float Spitfire. It's fake?
 

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Re: Central Float Spitfire Floatplane

I would say that the pictures are fake, yes.
 

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Heinkel 211 " Albatross " just not real project what if exercise of whatifmodellers

http://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=19729.15
 

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