Fairey Gannet Airborne Early Warning

Fairey Gannet AEW

Andrew Thomas describes the development that manufacturer Fairey undertook to turn its Gannet into an effective AEW platform. Other sub-types are also explored

Airborne Early Warning

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The Royal Navy (RN) realised its Douglas Skyraider AEW.1s, which had only entered service in 1951, would be obsolete by the end of the decade given the type’s 1940s vintage.

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