Aeroplane Model - Fairey IIID Seaplane, 1924 Reg. No: ST 015798
- Aircraft History
The Fairey IIID seaplane was built by the Fairey Aviation Co. Ltd in the UK as a development of their 1917 F127 reconnaissance seaplane design for the Royal Naval Air Service. The IIID had a more powerful Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII engine and entered service in 1924. The type was also used by the Royal Australian Air Force who took over six IIID aircraft originally intended for the Royal Australian Navy. One of these aircraft (A10-3) was flown by Wing Commander Stanley Goble and Flight Lieutenant McIntyre on the first circumnavigation of Australia in 1924. The 8,000 mile flight began and ended in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.
1:16 scale model of the Fairey IIID seaplane A10-3 flown by Goble and McIntyre was commissioned by the Museum and built by Harold P. Wood. It was delivered to the Museum in 1926.
|Dimensions:||245.00 mm (Height), 884.00 mm (Width), 890.00 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Maximum dimensions|
|Tagged with:||aeroplanes, military aircraft, model aeroplanes, reconnaissance aircraft, scale models|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, General Dynamics F-111, Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII Aero Engine, Douglas DC-3 / C-47, Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk, Harold P. Wood Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||model propeller biplanes - military|
|Modelmaker:||Mr Harold Wood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1926|
|User of Item Modelled:||Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Australia, 1921-1928|