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Fairey Firefly FR.IV * Retired *
4 ex-RCN examples delivered 7 November 1952. 2 FR.Mk.IV and 2 FR.Mk.IV/V. Serials 16-86 to 16-89. Last withdrawn 21 September 1957.
Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
16-86 F.8038 VH139 7 Nov 1952 FR.Mk.IV, Scrapped Dutch Antilles 1 June 1957
16-87 F.8040 VH141 7 Nov 1952 FR.Mk.IV, Scrapped Dutch Antilles 21 Sept 1957
16-88 F.8430 VX414 7 Nov 1952 FR.Mk.IV/V, Scrapped Netherlands 2 June 1956
16-89 F.8431 VX415 7 Nov 1952 FR.MK.IV/V, Scrapped Netherlands 2 June 1956

References:

  • Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 by Paul A Jackson (1978)
  • 70 Jaar Marineluchtvaartdienst by N. Geldhof (1987)
  • Fairey Firefly by W. Harrison, Airlife Publishing (1992)


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