A mix of Corsair Mk II's with external fuel tanks and in the background, Fairey Barracudas parked on the deck of HMS Formidable during operations off the Norwegian coast in July 1944. (IWM photograph #A 24787) Now I wonder if it is at all possible to have that many aircraft together on the flightdeck??Or could the photo have been manipulated to provide misinformation to the enemy?
Picture of the Fairey Albacore in flight, complete with torpedo. In this picture the enclosed crew compartment is not clearly visible, but details around the engine cowling and the shape of the tail plane identify this aircraft as a Albacore rather than the similiar Fairey Swordfish.
The first torpedo bomber, - A Fairey Albacore Mark I of No. 826 Squadron, - taking off from HMS FORMIDABLE for the morning strike against the Italian Fleet during the Battle of Matapan, 28 March 1941. (Port threequarter front view).