Friday, 13 April 2012

World at War Number 9

This is the magazine I primarily write for.  There main mag is the first one I published in but they have a huge backload of articles so its rare I get in there.  A bunch of my more 'modern' articles will likely appear in the magazine Modern War coming out in May.

So anyways this article is the Fairey Swordfish.  1200 words on a workhorse bi-plane used by the Commonwealth forces throughout the war.  Its slow stall speed basically meant it did a lot of maritime rolls that would now be filled by helicopters.

Its one of the two types of planes that participated in the Battle of Taranto, a battle in which is called the wind up to Pearl Harbor as the bi-planes sink 4 italian battleships at harbor.

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