Hi Guys, I thought I would put these photos on here since I've done it on another forum with a thread about the Swordfish. The following are taken at different venues around the UK and feature the Royal Navy Historic Flight's two airworthy Stringbags. These are scans of prints, so are not great quality.
W5856, adopted by the City of Leeds:
The Swordfish is a really big aeroplane when you get right up close.
This is a sequence taken at an airshow of a typical Swordfish display routine; a bit like watching a Galleon flying round in circles...
W5856 at a different display; this one's released its tin fish and is raising the salute.
LS326; the best known airworthy Swordfish actually has a New Zealand connection. On 28 November 1943 S/L R.B.Tait, RNZN carried out a heavy landing (at Machrihanish I think), which broke the axle fork securing pin and caused damage to the port lower main spar, which later broke during handling.
Here she is with the RNHF:
I hope you enjoyed the photos. They were posted for no other reason than because I like the Swordfish.
"An old lady on a shopping spree couldn't carry more stores in her String Bag..."