Fairey Swordfish Mk.I (Clear Edition)
On Nov. 11, 1940, Fairey Swordfish Mk. I torpedo-bombers made a surprise attack that delivered a crippling blow to the Italian Fleet at Taranto Port. The Swordfish later contributed in missions such as the sinking of the German battleship Bismark, becoming the British Royal Navy's main torpedo-bomber during World War II. The plane's fuselage and two-level main wings consist of a steel pipe frame covered in tightly stretched cloth. The Swordfish, with its fixed landing gear, was only able to obtain maximum speeds of 220 km/h. However, owing to its superb maneuverability and heavy pay load, the Swordfish continued to fly on the front lines until the end of the war.