Fairey Firefly I

For the British two-seat carrier fighter-bomber of World War II, see Fairey Firefly.
Role Fighter
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Fairey
Designer Marcel Lobelle
First flight 9 November 1925
Number built 1

The Fairey Firefly was a British fighter of the 1920s from Fairey Aviation. It was a single-seat, single-engine biplane of mixed construction.


The Firefly was a private-venture design, penned by Marcel Lobelle. It was first flown on 9 November 1925 by Norman Macmillan.[1] The Air Ministry did not pursue the project, partly because of the American Curtiss engine used [2] and partly because of its wooden construction [1] and the Firefly I did not enter production.

Specifications (Firefly I)

Data from The Complete Book of Fighters[2]

General characteristics



See also

Related development


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  1. 1 2 Mason, Francis K (1992). The British Fighter since 1912. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-082-7.
  2. 1 2 Green, W; Swanborough, G (1994). The Complete Book of Fighters. Smithmark. ISBN 0-8317-3939-8.
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