Fairey Gannet XA420/333 HMS Albion 824 NAS 1957
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The Fairey Gannet was a British Carrier-borne aircraft of the post-Second World War era
developed for the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm (FAA) by the Fairey Aviation Company. It was a mid-wing monoplane with tricycle undercarriage
and a crew of three, and a double turboprop engine driving two contra-rotating propellers.
The Gannet was originally developed to meet the FAA's dual-role anti-submarine warfare and strike
requirement. It was later adapted for operations as an electronice countermeasures and carrier onboard delivery aircraft.