The Royal Navy was known for producing some odd aircraft. There was a penchant for mutlti-purpose aircraft like the Blackburn Skua, half dive-bomber and half fighter. The Skua was in the inventory at the start of World War Two and was less than a success. However, that certainly didn't stop the RN from trying to improve the breed. At the end of the war the Fairey Firely made its appearance. Another RN oddball, they were not produced in great numbers. Now you can stock the decks of your RN carriers with Fireflies. L'Arsenal has produced the aircraft in 1:700 scale. With set AC700-11 you get ten fireflies with the aircraft in resin and propellers, wheel struts and tail wheels in brass.

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