Aeroplane Monthly 1987-09
A.Lumsden, T.Heffernan - Per Mare Probare (6)
Three views of the Napier Lion-powered Fairey IIIF Mk IIIM S1336. A total of 114 all-metal Mk IIIMs was built.
Two views of the Fairey IIIF landplane S1504 during ditching trials in Harwich Harbour. Note the effect the lifting-chain had on the cowling.
Fairey IIIF Mk IIIM S1316 encountered control difficulties whilst carrying out aft-c.g. spinning trials in May 1931. The crew parachuted to safety but the seaplane was badly damaged.