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

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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