Fairey S.9/30 / TSR.1
In 1933 the Fairey Aviation Company privately financed and built the TSR.1, a biplane torpedo spotter reconnaissance aircraft, from which the Swordfish evolved. Although the first TSR.I crashed, it had undergone sufficient tests to prove the feasibility of the design, and Fairey built the TSR.II, a slightly larger aircraft.
One S.9/30 prototype, first flown on 22 February 1934. One TSR.1 prototype, first flown on 21 March 1933. No production.
Engine; 1 x 525hp Rolls-Royce Kestrel IIMS
Max take-off weight; 2606 kg / 5745 lb
Wingspan; 14.02 m / 45 ft 12 in
Length: 10.39 m / 34 ft 1 in
Height: 4.27 m / 14 ft 0 in
Wing area: 41.06 sq.m / 441.97 sq ft
Max. speed: 237 km/h / 147 mph
Armament; 1 x 7.7mm machine-gun, 540kg of bombs