Aeroplane Monthly 1987-09
J.Tupper - Xiphias
Swordfish pilot’s view of a carrier landing. In this case HMS Ark Royal’s deck is looming ever larger.
This Fairey Swordfish is fitted with Mk XII ASV which, whilst giving the navigator greater range of vision, prevented the mounting of the armament normally associated with a strike aircraft, namely the torpedo! The author’s aircraft was NR940.