Famous for such feats as the night attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto and damaging the German battleship Bismarck, the British Royal Navy's Swordfish torpedo plane was assigned to the less glamorous, but still vital role of anti-submarine hunter from the latter half of WWII. The Mk.II variant entered service in 1943 with a more powerful engine and metal lower wings which allowed it to carry and fire a formidable payload of rockets. Flying from the decks of MAC ships and escort carriers, the Swordfish Mk.II sank 20 U-boats by war's end and helped protect the vital Atlantic supply convoys. 1/48 scale assembly kit of the Fairey Swordfish Mk.II anti-submarine variant. Length: 230.5mm, Width: 289mm Distinguishing features such as metal lower wings, large oil cooler, and radar antenna array all accurately reproduced. Realistic surface texture recreates fabric covering on metal frame structure. Main wings can be modelled in the folded position. Ultra-detailed cockpit interior. Includes such accessories as anti-ship rockets, smoke floats, and extra fuel tank. ?Includes three crew figures and 3 types of markings. Use with ITEM 61069 Fairey Swordfish Photo-Etched Bracing Wire Set for an extra level of detail.