Fairey Swordfish HS491

Fairey Swordfish restoration

Fairey Swordfish restoration

Restoration

On Thursday 16 September 2004 a forty foot long container arrived at the Malta Aviation Museum in Ta' Qali. Inside was the skeletal fuselage and wing parts of Swordfish HS491. Thanks to a large donation from David Dolton these parts were purchased by the Foundation from Bob Spence of Canada. Bob was once the proud owner of a functional Swordfish Reg No HS554.

 

The Fairey Swordfish, one of the rarest World War II airplanes, is awaiting restoration as another long-term project to be undertaken at the museum.

 

The parts, awaiting restoration, can be seen in the Air Battle of Malta Memorial Hangar.