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Fairey Swordfish HS491

Fairey Swordfish restoration

Fairey Swordfish 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.

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