Fairey Battle B.1

Fairey Battle B.1

Fairey Battle B.1

  • Role: Bomber
  • Dimensions: Wingspan 16.46 m, length 12.85 m, height 4.72 m
  • Engine: 1 × Rolls Royce Merlin I/II/III or V (1030 hp)
  • Armament:1 × .303in BROWNING machine gun, 1,000 lb of payload
  • Crew: 2
  • Number in service: 11
  • Country of production: Great Britain
  • Years in service: 1940 – 1941

Eleven Battle B.1 were delivered in March 1940, part of an order of 12 airplanes, as the last one sunk aboard a ship that was hit by torpedo during the transport. These were given by RAF as a replacement of the 12 Blenheim IV that were confiscated. They operated with the 33rd Bombers Squadron and saw significant action during the Italian invasion in Greece. None of them survived the war.