Saturday, August 19, 2006
The Fairey Battle light bomber
When I was young, the Kalamazoo Public Library had a copy of a book about making balsa wood and tissue aircraft. The book had a photo of a Fairey Battle model and the plans for it (although they were crude). That sparked an interest on my part in the aircraft. It was only later that I realized that the Fairey Battle performance was only slightly better than the Vickers Wellesley, and that, only in the Mk.II version. The Battle's range was somewhat less, while the Wellesley had a considerably greater load carrying capacity.