Special Hobby Aircraft 1/48 Fairey Firefly AS Mk 7 Anti-Submarine Aircraft Kit
With the still growing threat from Soviet submarines in the 1950s, the Royal Navy urgently needed suitable anti-submarine aircraft. The development of the Fairey Gannet was delayed, and so a new version of the Firefly fighter and ground-attack aircraft was ordered. This new version, known as the AS Mk.7, was to be manned by a crew of three, because two operators were needed for the anti-sub missions. The aircraft was produced in two versions, for combat and also for training purposes. In comparison with the earlier versions, the AS Mk.7 was equipped with a larger wing and tailfin.