Friday, June 16, 2017

Fairey Albacore on the deck of HMS Formidable

Odd name for an airplane, especially a military aircraft.

1 comment:

  1. Albacore was a great improvement on the Swordfish (another odd plane name) with its enclosed cockpit and dive bombing ability, but the Swordfish outlasted the Albacore in service.
    One odd job Albacores had, IIRC, they dropped something like 12,000 flares over the desert during the battles for El Alemein.
    That looks to be HMS Malaya in the background; her near sister Barham had a tripod main mast, while Malaya had a pole mast, and that appears to be a pole mast