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Fairey Firefly NF.V * Retired *
14 Mark NF.V night fighter version delivered new 11 March to 26 April 1949 to 2, 4, 5 and 7 sqns, serials 11-71 to 11-84 (later 16- ). Last withdrawn 15 December 1961, after use as advanced trainer. 16- serials from 1950, xxx serials from 1959.
Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
11-71 F.8389   11 Mar 1949 later 16-71, in the sea off Karel Doorman 16 Feb 1954
11-72 F.8390   26 Apr 1949 later 16-72, to 011, scrapped Boroekoe 11 May 1961
11-73 F.8391   14 Mar 1949 later 16-73, to 012, scrapped Boroekoe 11 Sept 1961
11-74 F.8392   11 Mar 1949 later 16-74, to 013, scrapped Boroekoe 21 Sept 1961
11-75 F.8393   11 Mar 1949 later 16-75, to 014, scrapped Boroekoe 15 Dec 1961
11-76 F.8394   14 Mar 1949 in the sea near Kijkduin w/o 30 Aug 1950
11-77 F.8395   14 Mar 1949 later 16-77, forced landing 13 Jan 1954
11-78 F.8396   11 Mar 1949 burned Valkenburg w/o 26 Sept 1950
11-79 F.8397   14 Mar 1949 later 16-79, to 015, scrapped Boroekoe 15 Dec 1961
11-80 F.8398   26 Apr 1949 collision with 11-84 w/o 1 June 1950
11-81 F.8399   26 Apr 1949 accident Haarlem w/o 12 May 1950
11-82 F.8400   26 Apr 194 later 16-82, to 016, scrapped Boroekoe 26 Oct 1961
11-83 F.8401   26 Apr 1949 later 16-83, to 017, scrapped Boroekoe 28 Mar 1961
11-84 F.8402   26 Apr 1949 collision with 11-80, w/o 1 June 1950

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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