Fairey Barracuda

Barracuda II

 

Type

 Torpedo bomber/dive bomber

Armament

 I-III - 2 x 0303in 7,7mm Vickers K
1 x 18in torpedo or 907kg bombload
V - 1 x 050in 12,7mm Browning
1 x 18in torpedo or 907kg bombload

Engine

 I - Rolls-Royce Merlin 30 V-12 1260hp
II o III - Rolls-Royce Merlin 32 V-12 1640hp
V - Rolls-Royce Griffon 37 V-12 2020hp

Weight

 I - Empty 3.946kg - Max take-off 6.125kg
II o III - Empty 4.267kg - Max take-off 6.395kg
V - Empty 4.445kg - Max take-off 7.450kg

Crew

 I-III - 3
V - 2

Speed

 I - 378km/h
II - 367km/h
III - 384km/h
V - 422km/h

Year of construction

 May 1942 - January 1946

Quantity

2607

User

 UK and Canada

Manufacturer

  Fairey Aviation Company, Blackburn Aircraft, Boulton Paul Aircraft and Westland Aircraft